Cranswick states on its website it has been serving UK pubs, restaurants, quick-service restaurants, and coffee shops for more than 25 years.
While the concerns over salmonella in chicken products are currently surrounding food-to-go products, it is currently unclear if the issue has hit its supply to pubs.
The health risk has been suspected to have affected some of Cranswick’s cooked chicken products including Caffe Nero’s chargrilled chicken salad sandwich with a use by date including and up to between 3 May and 14 May as well as Costa’s roast chicken and bacon toastie and chicken fajita wrap with use by dates up to and including 15 May.
Other suspected affected brands include Amazon, Tesco, Aldi, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer’s, One Stop, Jamie Oliver deli by Shell, and Starbucks.
Symptoms of salmonella include nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea, a high temperature and stomach cramps, which typically start within a few days of eating the contaminated food and last around a week, with drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration the most important treatment, according to the NHS.
In a statement on the company’s website, Cranswick said: “Cranswick can confirm that a routine internal inspection has identified the presence of Salmonella in a limited number of cooked chicken products prepared at our poultry facility in Hull.
“These products are sold as ingredients for sandwiches and meals through UK retailers and food to go outlets.
“As a precautionary measure, we have asked our customers to remove any of their products containing our ready to eat chicken produced during the affected period.
“We are working closely with the Foods Standards Agency and will collaborate with their experts to resolve the matter.
“We are conducting a thorough investigation into the possible cause of the contamination and the site will remain closed until the investigations are complete.
“The safety and quality of every product produced by Cranswick is our number one priority and all necessary protocols will be followed and completed before we restart production.”
The Morning Advertiser has made several attempts to contact Cranswick for further comment but had not received a response at the time of publication.