Sainsbury’s Forced to Recall Watercress Products After They Are Linked to E.coli Outbreak

Sainsbury’s Forced to Recall Watercress Products After They Are Linked to E.coli Outbreak

Six people have been hospitalised as Sainsbury’s recall watercress infected with an outbreak of E.coli. 15 people were left ill after consuming the watercress purchased from the supermarket. Symptoms include diarrhoea and painful stomach cramps.
The Food Standards Agency has warned customers to return any Sainsbury’s brand watercress to avoid infection. This follows the reports of a deadly mutant strain of the E.coli bacteria which was identified in 2011 and highlighted the potential dangers of the bacteria. Though it does appear that the current case is not as serious further investigations and tests are being carried out by both Sainsbury’s and the FSA.
Six products containing watercress have been recalled; yet a spokesperson for the supermarket maintains that no other food products have been affected. Refunds are being provided by Sainsbury’s on any watercress products returned by customers.
Sainsbury’s insists that customer safety remains the primary concern and that the recalling of watercress products is predominantly a precautionary measure. Sainsbury’s have also apologised for any inconvenience caused by the recalling of the product.
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