Waitrose now recalls sandwiches ‘due to possible Salmonella risk’ after Pret removed ALL chicken products from menu and scrapped Aldi Caesar wraps
- Waitrose is recalling 10 of its chicken sandwich and wrapping lines as a precaution
- Pret A Manger has removed all chicken items that are normally on the menu
- The sandwich chain says the move is linked to ‘security risk’ at a supplier
- Meanwhile, Food Standards Agency has issued recalls for Aldi Caesar wraps
- The recalled items are believed to be contaminated with salmonella
Waitrose is now recalling some of its chicken sandwich over a potential salmonella risk after Pret A Manger removed all chicken products from its menu and Aldi recalled its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps.
The supermarket has made the decision as a ‘precautionary measure’ and is urging customers not to eat the sandwiches and wraps.
This is probably due to a supplier issue.
“We are recalling 10 of our Waitrose sandwich and wrapping lines – with an expiration date until May 14 – due to a potential Salmonella risk,” a spokesperson told MailOnline.
Customers are not allowed to consume these items and must return them to us for a full refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.’
Waitrose told MailOnline it is recalling 10 of its own chicken and wrap line sandwiches – with expiration dates through May 14, but didn’t specify which ones exactly. Pictured, the Chicken and Bacon Caesar, and Southern Fried Chicken Wraps
Pret took the “precautionary measure” to remove the chicken items “due to a potential food safety risk with a supplier.”
The chain previously advertised a Sriracha Chicken Salad Wrap for its new menu, but the item does not currently appear on its website.
Past staples, including the Chicken Caesar baguette, are also not available, with a message that reads “Oops, this product is not currently in our stores.”
A Pret A Manger spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘As a precautionary measure, we have temporarily removed most chicken products from our menu due to a potential food safety risk with one of our suppliers.
Pret a Manger has removed all its chicken products from its online menu – raising fears that they have also been affected by salmonella problems
When looking for Pret’s Chicken Caesar wrap, the website says ‘Oops, this product is not currently in our stores’
“We hope to have these products back in stores soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.’
Waitrose and Pret’s problems have been linked to Aldi, which has had to recall its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps over fears of salmonella and Sainsbury’s, where customers report being ‘blocked’ from buying chicken.
Anyone with Aldi items in the fridge is advised not to eat them by the Food Standards Agency. Instead, they will be asked to return them to the nearest store for a full refund.
The Eat + Go chicken and bacon Caesar wrap and triple wrap are both affected. The contaminated items have use dates of May 11 and May 12.
Meanwhile, Brits took to social media to report that chicken was being removed from Sainsbury’s branches.
Aldi recalls Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap and Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap Triple due to possible presence of salmonella
One said: ‘Tried to buy cooked chicken from @sainsburys tonight and it’s blocked at the till from being sold – anyone else found any problems?
“Apparently all cooked chicken is blocked for sale, including chicken sandwiches.”
Another wrote: ‘I saw two staff members take loads of chicken products off the shelves this evening, they were ‘destroyed’ – working from a large list.
“I was able to buy a few, but they checked the list first!”
MailOnline has contacted the Food Standards Agency, Aldi and Sainsbury’s for comment.
Source: New feed