In a statement provided to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the FSA said it had narrowed down the “wide range of foods consumed to a small number of salad leaf products that have been used in sandwiches, wraps, subs and rolls”.

Darren Whitby, head of incidents at the FSA, explained: “Sandwich manufacturers are taking a precautionary measure to recall various sandwiches, wraps, subs and rolls in response to findings from investigations by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) who are working to identify the cause of an ongoing outbreak caused by shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC).”

Data from the UKHSA revealed that cases of STEC had nearly doubled in the last week, with a further 98 bringing the total to 211.

However, numbers are expected to rise as testing continues for more cases.

Based on information the UKHSA has from 160 cases to date, 42 percent of patients were hospitalised.

A break down of the cases reported in the UK are:

  • 147 in England
  • 27 in Wales
  • 35 in Scotland
  • Two in Northern Ireland (but for these cases, evidence suggests that they acquired their infection while visiting England).

Symptoms

Symptoms of STEC can be severe and can include bloody diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever.

According to Public Health England, about half of cases have bloody diarrhoea.

However, some people may have mild diarrhoea, or even no symptoms at all, the health body said.

Symptoms can last up to two weeks in cases without complications.

A small proportion of patients, mainly children, may develop haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) which is a serious life-threatening condition resulting in kidney failure.

If you believe you have been infected with STEC there are steps you should take to help prevent passing it on to others.

Trish Mannes, incident director at UKHSA, said: “Washing your hands with soap and warm water and using disinfectants to clean surfaces will help stop any further spread of infection.

“If you are unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting, you should not prepare food for others while unwell and avoid visiting people in hospitals or care homes to avoid passing on the infection in these settings.

“Do not return to work, school or nursery until 48 hours after your symptoms have stopped.”

Full list of recalled products

Aldi Chicken Fajita Triple Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

by Amazon BLT Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

by Amazon Chicken & Bacon Layered Salad
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

by Amazon Chicken Salad Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

by Amazon Ploughman’s Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

by Amazon Prawn Layered Salad
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Asda Smoky Beans and Cheddar Cheese Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda Chicken Salad (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda Chicken & Bacon Club (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda Brie, Bacon and Chilli Chutney (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda BLT (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Asda Vegan No Chick’n Caesar Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda Tuna Crunch Sub Roll
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda Southern Fried Chicken Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Asda Southern Fried Chicken Triple Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 15 June 2024

Boots BBQ Chicken wrap
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Boots BLT (Sandwich)
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Boots Cheddar Cheese Ploughman’s (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Chicken Salad (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Chicken Triple (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Delicious Ham & Cheese Ploughman’s (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Halloumi & Greek Style Salad wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Ham & Egg Club (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Mixed Triple (Sandwich)
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Boots Southern Fried Chicken Wrap
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Boots Spicy Bean & Cheese Wrap
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Boots Vegan No Chicken Salad (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Vegan No Duck & Hoisin Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Boots Veggie Triple (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Co-op Vegan Gro Onion Bhaji (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Co-op Mexican Style Bean & Cheese Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Co-op Ham, Cheese & Pickle (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Co-op Ham & Cheese Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Co-op Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 17 June 2024

Co-op Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Morrisons Chicken Salad (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Morrisons Chicken Salad PFS (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Morrisons Gluten Free Chicken Salad (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Morrisons Gluten Free Sandwich Platter
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

OneStop Tuna Crunch Sub
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

OneStop Chicken Salad Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 17 June 2024

OneStop Hoisin Duck Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 17 June 2024

OneStop Chicken Bacon & Lettuce Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 17 June 2024

Sainsbury’s Kitchen Deli Peri Peri Chicken Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Sainsbury’s Kitchen Deli BBQ Pulled Pork & Red Leicester Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Sainsbury’s Kitchen Deli Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Focaccia (Sandwich)
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Sainsbury’s Kitchen Deli Greek Style Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Sainsbury’s Kitchen Deli Jerk Halloumi Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Chicken Salad Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Chicken Salad Sub
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco BBQ Chicken Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Hoisin Duck Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco The Chicken Club Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Tuna Crunch Sub
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Spicy Bean Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Chicken Bacon & Lettuce Sandwich
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Fajita Chicken Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

Tesco Summer Edition Greek Style Chicken Gyros Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

The Gym Kitchen Peri Peri Chicken Chilled Wrap
Use by: All dates up to and including 16 June 2024

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