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Makro recalls various meat tapas

Makro is recalling certain batches of tapas meat products because some are contaminated with listeria. If you have bought any of the products listed below after 6 October 2011, don’t eat them. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details

The products being recalled are:

  • Tapas Chorizo Sliced, 80g and 200g, bought after 6 October 2011
  • Tapas Serrano Ham Sliced, 80g and 300g, bought after 6 October 2011
  • Tapas Trio Sliced, 150g, bought after 6 October 2011, and containing Serrano ham, Chorizo sausage and Salchichon

Makro is recalling the affected products. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why the products have been recalled. If you have bought any of the affected products, don’t eat it. You can return it to the store for a full refund.

No other Makro products are known to be affected.

About product withdrawals and recalls

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The Food Standards Agency issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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