Tesco issues urgent food recall over salmonella fears - here’s what you need to know

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 16:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 16:28 pm
Tesco has urgently recalled some cereal bars amid salmonella fears (Photo: Shutterstock)

Tesco has issued an urgent warning for those who have recently purchased a variety of cereal bar amid fears that they could contain salmonella.

Urgent product recalls have been put into place by the retail giant, concerning its Apricot Almond and Yogurt cereal bars.

Cereal bars could be contaminated

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

It is feared that if these bars were eaten they could cause consumers to contract the illness.

Food can be contaminated with salmonella bacteria at any stage of the production process, the processing of the food itself, and the cooking.

The product recall has been issued as a precautionary measure by the supermarket chain, although nobody has yet been infected.

The affected products are the 4 x 35g sized packs with the batch code of 9100 and 9101.

Only those with a best before date of 31 January 2020 are thought to be affected, and no other Tesco products are known to be affected.

Return them to the shop for a refund

Customers who have bought these cereal bars are being told to take them back to the shop where they bought them to get a full refund. A receipt will not be needed to get your money back.

This warning comes just days after Asda issued a similar warning.

Asda recalled its Cranberry and Nut cereal bars last week due to salmonella fears.

The Asda products affected were the 4x35g packs with a best before date of September 2019.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Edinburgh Evening News