The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division is alerting the public that one brand of the chilled and frozen seafood products that are currently being recalled have been found on shelves in Antigua and Barbuda.
The Food Standards Agency in the UK has announced the recall of Waitrose & Partners Essential Frozen Seafood Selection, (King prawns, mussels and squid rings) (Frozen) 250g all dates up to and including end January 2022, and Waitrose & Partners Essential Cooked Seafood Selection, (Mussels, king prawns and squid) (Chilled) 200g all use by dates from 20 December 2020 to 20 January 2021.
According to the FSA, the seafood products are being recalled because they might be contaminated with salmonella.
The Division is urging consumers who may have purchased any of these Waitrose products not to consume them. Please return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
The Division has referred the matter to the Central Board of Health within the Ministry of Health for their necessary action so that the product can be removed and discarded of.
Also being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination are Sainsbury’s Mussels (Chilled) 150g all Date codes; Sainsbury’s Cockles (Chilled) 90g all Date codes; Sainsbury’s Seafood Selection (Chilled) 200g all Date codes; Sainsbury’s Cooked Cockles (Frozen) 200g all date codes; Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels (Frozen) 300g all date codes; Sainsbury’s Seafood Selection (Frozen) 300g all Date codes; Co-op Cooked Seafood Selection (Frozen) 300g all date codes; Co-op Cooked Mussels (Chilled) 140g all date codes; Asda Seafood Selection (Mussels, seafood bites and king prawns) (Chilled) 240g 22, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 January 2021 and Asda Cooked Mussels (Chilled) 150g 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 January 2021.
Though the Sainsbury, Co-op Cooked and Asda brands have not been found during our investigations, thus far, consumers should still be mindful of the recall, discontinue use, and make a report at the Division so that necessary action can be taken.