Sandwiches and wraps sold at thousands of stores across England recalled over bacteria fears

A company in England has issued an urgent recall for some of its products. Bread Spread Ltd is recalling all sandwiches, wraps, rolls and baguettes containing chicken as a “precautionary step”.

The Bread Spread Ltd revealed that there may be a health issue with some of its products that were sold.

Food recalls are issued by the Food Standards Agency when there are potential risks with products that mean they shouldn’t be eaten.

Bread Spread supplies sandwiches and other on-the-go foods that are popular at universities, colleges, hospitals, and more than 1,000 independent retail stores.

The recall has been issued because deadly Listeria monocytogenes have been found in the chicken filling product.

The recall only applies to products sold in England, not the whole of the UK.

Listeriosis is a rare infection caused by bacteria called listeria. It usually goes away on its own, but can cause serious problems if you’re pregnant or have a weak immune system.

The Food Standards Agency warned: “Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

“Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.”