Cadbury Desserts Recalled Over Fears Of Harmful Bacteria
Two varieties of Cadbury puddings have been recalled over fears they may a harmful strain of bacteria.
If you've bought either Cadbury Caramel Cheesecake or Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake puddings, made by Müller, then the company advises you not to eat them, but to send them back, as they may be contaminated with listeria. No other products are affected.
The items recalled have the expiry dates: 5 June 2019, 6 June 2019 and 11 June 2019, according to the Food Standards Agency.
Listeria can lead to listeriosis, which can then cause a number of horrific illnesses if eaten, including sepsis and meningitis.
Symptoms usually start off similar to 'flu, with a high-temperature, aching muscles, sickness and diarrhoea. In around 20 percent of cases the condition can be fatal, particularly if it affects elderly people. It can also be especially harmful to pregnant women and their unborn babies.
In a statement to the Mirror, Müller said: "As a precautionary measure a decision has been taken to recall some batches of Cadbury Caramel Cheesecake and Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake deserts (2x85g), due to the possible presence of Listeria in the product.
"Müller produces these products under license from Cadbury and has stressed that this does not impact any other products it produces for Cadbury; or Cadbury Cheesecake variants in the UK or other markets.
"We have informed the Food Standards Agency of this action and they have issued a Product Information Recall Notice.
"This is an isolated incident and an extensive investigation is being carried out."
The Food Standards Agency offers this advice: "If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund."
Müller has urged anyone who has one of the items to contact [email protected].co.uk or 01630 692000 to find out details on how to send the items back.
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