A variety of chicken products have been recalled from supermarket shelves over fears that they might contain salmonella.

The Food Standards Agency have issued a warning over both SFC’s Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket sold at B&M, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. 

People have been urged to look out for batch codes starting PKW on the outside of the box as well as batch codes starting with an L displayed on the inner packaging.

Meanwhile, Vestey Foods have also recalled their Chick Inn 32 Jumbo Chicken Nuggets because Salmonella has been found in the product.

The product has been sold at Heron Foods, B&M, and B&M Express.

The Food Standards Agency have warned: “If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them.

“Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund or alternatively, email a photo of the product packaging clearly showing the batch code information printed on the inner bag of the products to customerservices@sfcwholesale.co.uk for a refund and then safely dispose of the product at home.”

Customers should be able to get a refund in stores they purchased the product from.

What is salmonella?

Salmonella infection is caused by a family of germs that live in the gut of many birds and animals.

It is therefore present in foods leading to human gut infections.

The diarrhoea that results can be severe lasting several days. Cases are usually only seen in individuals or their families but can become larger outbreaks. It affects all ages but can be more severe in the very young or elderly, or those in hospital.

What are the symptoms?

The time taken from picking up salmonella to becoming ill is between six hours and three days, but can on occasion be longer.

Often it is within 12-36 hours.

Symptons include loose stools, abdominal pain, fevers, nausea as well as general tiredness.

These symptoms usually clear up within 3 – 7 days but a small number of people take weeks to recover fully.

Blood poisoning, abscesses and joint pains are more rare complications