Müller Recalls Cadbury Dessert Pots Due to Possible Listeria
Recall date: 1st May 2023
In the midst of what seems to be a growing listeria outbreak, and given the death of one consumer already, Müller, has recalled Cadbury dessert pots from as a precautionary measure, due to possible listeria contamination. The recall involves thousands of Cadbury’s items being removed from store shelves nationwide.
The products are sold in supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda.
Müller said the following items have been recalled as a precautionary measure. The following products, with any use by dates in May 2023 could be affected.
The products being recalled are:
- Cadbury Crunchie Chocolate Dessert 75g
- Cadbury Flake Chocolate Dessert 75g
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chocolate Dessert 75g
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Chocolate Dessert 75g
- Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Dessert 6x75g
- Cadbury Daim Chocolate Dessert 75g
Listeria infection is an illness caused by eating food contaminated by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria infection, also known as listeriosis is not common and doesn’t present a great risk, but there are at-risk groups that need to take extra precautions. These are: the elderly, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.
The presence of listeria could present a definite health risk in these groups, and the consumption of these products should be strictly avoided.
The symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea. In more severe cases of the infection, you may also experience a stiff neck, headache, confusion, or loss of balance.
Note that symptoms of listeriosis may appear as late as two months after you have eaten something contaminated with listeria, so you need to be aware of this. Listeria may also continue to infect products despite their continued and sufficient refrigeration. The listeria bacteria can grow even at cold temperatures. Freezing does not kill the listeria.
The listeria bacteria are most commonly found in dairy products and in cold meats that have not been properly processed.
Usually, the symptoms of listeriosis subside on their own, in time, but in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Due to these factors, as soon as any symptoms appear, it is advised to seek professional medical advice and it is suggested that a doctor prescribes a course of antibiotics.
Action taken by the company:
Müller has issued point-of-sale notices to customers, informing them of the recall.
Our advice to consumers:
If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund (with or without a receipt). For more information contact Müller on team_cccare@Muller.co.uk or 07354 835 893.