Tesco issues urgent recall for popular food amid potentially fatal Listeria fears


Tesco has issued an urgent product recall for one of its most popular foods in relation to listeria. The supermarket giant has urged customers to return 80G packets of its own brand of spicy chorizo ​​slices.

Food standards officials have reported detection of Listeria monocytogenes in some packs of 16.

The bacteria can cause listeriosis, one of the most serious and serious foodborne illnesses, according to the World Health Organization.

Pregnant women, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for the disease.

People who contract the disease can have severe symptoms and have a high death rate of about 20% to 30% of those who contract it.

Symptoms can be similar to flu and include a high temperature, muscle pain, chills, nausea or nausea, and diarrhea.

Packages with an expiration date of 12/19/20 must return the product immediately.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “As a safety measure, we are recalling this product because we have been advised that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

“Do not consume the affected product. Instead, please return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be issued. No receipt is required. “


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