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Updated: 27 Oct 2020

Food recall: Aldi warns some Roosters chicken products may contain salmonella

Roosters Southern Fried Poppin' Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin' Chicken may cause food poisoning

Aldi is recalling all batches of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin' Chicken and Breaded Poppin' Chicken, as the products may contain salmonella bacteria, which causes food poisoning.

UPDATE 26 October: Since publishing this news story, Aldi has updated its recall to include ALL batches of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin' Chicken and Breaded Poppin' Chicken, not just select batches.

People who may have bought the products are strongly urged not to eat them. Instead, they should return any affected products to receive a full refund.

Keep scrolling for more details of the affected products, symptoms of salmonella and food poisoning, and your rights in a recall.

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Which Roosters chicken products are affected?

Two products have been recalled:

  • Roosters Southern Fried Poppin' Chicken
  • Roosters Breaded Poppin' Chicken

Initially only select batches were recalled, but that has now been updated to include all batches of the product. So if you have some at home, it may cause food poisoning and you need to return it.

More details have been published by the Food Standards Agency.

What to do if you've bought one of the Roosters chicken products

If you've got some Roosters chicken products nestled away at home, do not eat themas you may develop food poisoning.

Instead, return the products to your nearest Aldi store for a full refund.

You can contact Aldi customer services for more information:

Find out more about recalls and your consumer rights

What is salmonella and what are the risks?

Salmonella is a bacterium which causes food poisoning. It can come from raw meat, undercooked poultry, eggs and unpasteurised milk.

Symptoms of food poisoning include feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and/or fever.

The NHS advises it can take 12 to 72 hours for the symptoms to develop after swallowing an infectious dose of salmonella and that symptoms usually last for four to seven days.

If you or your child contract food poisoning, the NHS stipulates the most important thing is to have lots of fluids to avoid dehydration.

However, avoid fizzy drinks or fruit juice, as these can make diarrhoea worse.

You can find more information on the NHS website about food poisoning, and specifically diarrhoea and vomiting.

While most people should be able to recover from home, there is a small risk of serious illness and need for hospital care.

Young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems have a greater risk of becoming severely ill.