Popular Pork Scratchings Recalled For Salmonella Contamination
Posted on 2nd September 2021
FSA Warning to avoid pork scratchings products after multiple people hospitalised with salmonella poisoning.
In recent days, pork scratching products from three different popular brands have been recalled after 176 cases of salmonella poisoning were linked to the products, and 12 people required hospital care.
The affected products come from Mr Porky, Jay’s, and the Real Pork Crackling Company, and apply to some products with use-by dates up to and including 19th February 2022. The Food Standard Agency has advised that the Tayto Group Ltd in charge of manufacturing the pork scratchings have taken the precautionary action to recall some of the products and halt production of them temporarily.
The cases of salmonella poisoning connected to the products date back to September 2020, although the link was only made earlier this month to tie them to the pork scratchings.
What are the symptoms of salmonellosis, or salmonella poisoning?
If you have been feeling ill after eating products from these companies, you could be suffering from salmonellosis, otherwise known as salmonella poisoning. Some of the common symptoms of salmonella poisoning are:
Fever or high temperature
How long does salmonella poisoning take to come on?
The typical incubation period for salmonella poisoning is 6 hours to 3 days. This is the amount of time that it takes for you to begin showing symptoms after eating the contaminated food.
However, this is not always the case. Some people can begin to show symptoms of salmonella poisoning within only a few hours of eating the contaminated food, and others may only begin to show symptoms for a few weeks after eating the food that has caused the infection.
What to do if you think that you have suffered from salmonella poisoning after eating Mr Porky pork scratchings, Jay’s pork scratchings, or the Real Pork Crackling Company pork scratchings:
1- Seek medical attention- if you are suffering from the symptoms of salmonella poisoning, and have eaten one of the specific pork scratchings products from any of these companies in recent weeks, then you should first of all seek medical attention for any serious symptoms that you are feeling. See more on how to do this, and when to do this, here.
2- Keep any packaging or receipts for the product- if you have eaten pork scratchings in recent weeks, the chances are that you no longer have the product itself. However, if you do, make sure to keep the pork scratching in an air-tight container, and keep it somewhere safe. The product could be tested as part of your food contamination claim in order to clearly prove that it was contaminated. If you no longer have the actual product, try to keep the packaging of the pork scratching, which will have a product or batch number linking it to the contaminated products, or the receipt of purchase of the pork scratching.
3- Get in touch with a specialist food contamination injury solicitor- if you have incurred illness in any way because of eating a contaminated product, you could be eligible to financial compensation through a food contamination compensation claim. To see whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim, simply get in touch with our specialist food contamination solicitors, here, for a no-obligation discussion with a solicitor.
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