Marks and Spencer announces massive emergency recall in Ireland of lunch items, including sandwiches and salads

Marks and Spencer is recalling 12 popular lunch items, including sandwiches and salads, over safety concerns in Ireland.

The supermarket giant issued the recall through the Irish Food Safety Authority due to the possible presence of salmonella in many chicken products.

The FSAI states: “Marks & Spencer is recalling some products containing chicken due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplying the implicated lots.”

The elements that are removed are; (use before the dates in the images below)

  • Coronation Chicken Deli Stuffing
  • 14-piece classic sandwich maker
  • Selection of classic mini rolls


    M&S recalled products
  • Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wrap
  • Made without wheat Gluten-free chicken and bacon sandwich


    M&S recalled products
  • Grilled Chicken and Bacon Sandwich
  • Grilled Chicken and Salad Sandwich
  • Chicken and Bacon Layered Salad


    M&S recalled products
  • Caesar salad with grilled chicken
  • Pasta salad with chicken, honey and mustard
  • Cafe Gluten Free Chicken Salad Sandwich


  • Selection of classic coffee sandwiches

People are asked not to eat the products, with the FSAI warning adding: “People infected with Salmonella usually develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can vary between 6 and 72 hours.

“The most common symptom is diarrhea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms can include fever, headache, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Occasionally, the diarrhea can be severe enough to to require hospitalization. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness.”

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