Butter Recalled Due To Meningitis Fears
Tesco has been forced to recall some of It’s flavoured butter due to fears that it may be contaminated with a particular bug that causes food poisoning.
It is thought that the Listeria bacteria may be present in some of the stores own brand butters. The bug will be most harmful for children, elderly people and pregnant women, making this recall extremely important for customers.
The affected packs are Tesco Chocolate Chip & Maple Syrup Butter, Red Chilli & Lemon Butter, Roast Garlic & Herb Butter and Three Peppercorn Butter.
The bacteria may also be found in the stores complimentary butter discs, Roast Garlic & Herb, Peppercorn Butter Discs, Chilli Butter Discs, Mr Crumb Roast Garlic & Herb Disc and Mr Crumb Chilli Butter. These are offered at the meat and fish counters.
The bug can cause high temperatures, vomiting, diarrhoea and in rare cases it can spread to other parts of the body, even causing meningitis which is why the recall should be taken particularly seriously.
Tesco have said: ‘We have been made aware that some Tesco butters may potentially have low levels of Listeria monocytogenes present.
“As a precautionary measure, we are recalling affected products from customers.”
Customers are advised to discard these items and not eat. They can be returned to store for a full refund.