Supermarkets have been forced to remove two Cadbury desserts because of concerns they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.
The government’s guidance states that listeria causes listeriosis, which is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease that can cause serious complications such as meningitis.
Consuming foods with listeria present is especially dangerous to:
- people over 65
- pregnant women and their unborn babies
- babies less than one month old
- people with weakened immune systems.
Symptoms of listeria infection in healthy adults are similar to the flu and include a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling sick or being sick and diarrhoea.
Müller stresses that this is a one-off incident and that no other Cadbury products are affected.
Keep reading for advice on what to do if you’re affected.
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Which desserts are being recalled?
Certain batches of Cadbury Caramel Cheesecake and Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake desserts (2x85g) have been recalled due to safety concerns over harmful bacteria.
Müller has specifically recalled batches of these desserts that have the following sell-by dates: 5, 6 and 11 June 2019.
All stores selling these products will display point-of-sale notices with advice on what to do if you have bought one of the affected desserts.
What do I do if food I’ve bought or eaten is recalled?
Don’t take the risk. The Food Standards Agency is advising anyone who has bought these products not to eat them.
You can return the product to the store or contact the retailer online for a full refund even if you’ve already eaten or thrown it away.
All you need is a receipt, bank statement or online order confirmation to prove that you bought it.
You can also contact Müller’s consumer care team directly at email@example.com or 01630 692000 if you have questions.
If you have already eaten one of the affected products, pay close attention to any signs of illness and seek urgent medical advice should you need to.
If you or anyone else who ate the product (even if they didn’t buy it) falls ill as a result of consuming one of the recalled desserts, you have rights under the Consumer Protection Act.
Our detailed guide will tell you what to do if you, a friend or family member have been harmed by a dangerous food product.
Read our guide to find out more about your rights and what you can do: what are my rights if there’s a safety warning or product recall?