Sainbury's watercress recalled

Sainsbury's is recalling all of its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress as after they were linked to an outbreak of E.coli 0157 which has made 15 people ill, the Food Standards Authority says.

Sainsbury's: Watercress recall a 'precautionary measure'

Sainsbury's has stressed that no traces of E.coli have been found in watercress and that ongoing tests are taking place on a precautionary basis.

The supermarket chain earlier announced that it was recalling all of its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress due to a potential association with an outbreak of E.coli 0157 which has made 15 people ill.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said:

The Food Standards Agency has made us aware that a small number of people have fallen ill with a bacterial infection, and that one of their lines of investigation is watercress bought at Sainsbury's since 1st August.

Customer safety and the quality of our food are our overriding concern, and so although no traces of contamination has been found in our products we have as a precautionary measure withdrawn six lines of pre-packed salad containing watercress from the supplier concerned.

We are urgently testing all similar products and have to date found no indication of contamination. We will of course keep customers fully updated.

Customers who have bought any of these products from Sainsbury's since 1st August should not consume them. They can be returned to store for a full refund. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.”

List of watercress products recalled by Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's has recalled all of its baggedwatercress and salads containing watercress due to a possible association withan outbreak of E.coli 0157.

The products affected are:

  • by Sainsbury’s Watercress Leaves, 75g
  • by Sainsbury’s Watercress, Spinach and Rocket salad, 100g
  • by Sainsbury’s Watercress, Spinach and Rocket, 170g
  • by Sainsbury’s Watercress twin pack, 2 x 35g
  • So Organic Watercress, 75g
  • So Organic Watercress, Spinach and Rocket, 100g

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Sainsbury's recalls watercress over E.coli fears

Sainsbury's is recalling all of its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress Credit: PA Wire

Sainsbury's is recalling all of its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress as a precautionary measure due to a potential association with an outbreak of E.coli 0157 which has made 15 people ill, according to the Food Standards Authority.

Sainsbury's has informed the FSA that it is carrying out testing on all of its affected lines, but no trace of E.coli O157 has yet been found.