Asda supermarkets are recalling their chicken and sweetcorn pasta salad after routine testing discovered salmonella. No other products are known to have been affected. Asda describes the move as "precautionary" but is telling customers: "Salmonella has been found during routine testing of one sample. If you have purchased this product, please do not eat it."
The affected product is the chicken and sweetcorn pasta salad, weighing 400g and printed with the use by date of 23 April 2016. The product's barcode is: 505478110346.
The supermarket chain has said that anyone who has already purchased the product can take it back to their nearest store where they will be given a full refund. People wanting further information can contact Asda Customer Relations on 0800 952 0101.
Earlier this month a similar warning was sent out for several spices sold by the TRS Wholesale Company. The cumin, chilli and coriander powders made by the company were all recalled due to salmonella being detected in some of the products.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has sent out this advice telling consumers: "If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead take it back to your nearest Asda store where you will be given a full refund." The FSA describes salmonella as "a bacterium that can cause food poisoning."