Food recall alert
Co-operative Food have recalled all of their own-brand Mild Chilli Powder because of the presence of Salmonella Thompson. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information. The products being recalled are:
- Co-op Mild Chilli Powder, 45g All best before dates
- Co-op Mild Chilli Powder, 90g All best before dates
No other Co-operative Food products are known to be affected.
Salmonella is a bacterial infection, most people that are infected with Salmonella develop diarrhoea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps 6 to 72 hours after infection. In most cases, the illness usually lasts 3 to 7 days”most affected persons recover without treatment.
Irwin Mitchell currently represent a number of consumers who contracted Salmonella after eating Cadbury's chocolate. In June 2006, the Food Standards Agency forced Cadburys to withdraw a million chocolate bars from shops and supermarkets after Salmonella Montevideo was identified at one of its factories.
Cadbury were later fined £1 million in June 2007 following the outbreak which left three victims in hospital. The company pleaded guilty to nine food safety offences at an earlier hearing and was also ordered to pay costs of more than £152,000 by the Judge at Birmingham Crown Court.
If you have been affected by salmonella, contact us for free advice.