Leading supermarket Asda has issued a product recall on jars of beetroot, which may potentially lead to severe food poisoning if eaten.
It is feared that a batch of Pickled Crinkle Cut Beetroot is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can cause a life-threatening infection. The bacteria produce a naturally-occurring toxin which causes a severe form of food poisoning called ‘botulinum’.
If ingested, botulinum can potentially cause paralysis and respiratory failure.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) stated, “Asda is recalling a batch of its Asda Chosen By You Pickled Crinkle Cut Beetroot 710g as there may be a potential risk of Clostridium botulinum contamination.
“Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. Manufacturing controls that could potentially affect the safety of this batch could not be demonstrated satisfactorily. The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum.”
The FSA continued by saying that the recall was being carried out, as a “precautionary measure.“
Have You Bought Contaminated Food?
The product being recalled is:
• ‘Asda Chosen By You Pickled Crinkle Cut Beetroot’
• Use-by date: 6th December 2016
• 710g package
• Batch code: 4340
• Barcode: 505407035908
If you have purchased ‘Asda Chosen By You Pickled Crinkle Cut Beetroot’ and find that you or a member of your family has taken ill, and found out from your doctor that it is through food poisoning, you should keep any receipts for medication purchased together with copies of any written complaints made.
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