Urgent Recall Issued in UK Over for E Coli. Outbreak Risk

In light of a potentially fatal E. coli epidemic, a third business has recalled a product out of caution.

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), vegan chicken and bacon wraps offered exclusively at WHSmith have been recalled by THIS!

The company said they hadn’t found any E. coli. But the FSA issued a warning to anybody who bought the food before Tuesday, June 18, telling them to return it for a full refund.

A possible connection to an E. coli epidemic that has hospitalized many individuals throughout the UK has led to the removal of products such as sandwiches, wraps, and salads.

Salads, wraps, and sandwiches were recalled a few days ago by Samworth Brothers Manton Wood and Greencore Group.

Greencore has decided to recall salads, sandwiches, and wraps sold at Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op, and the retail pharmacy company Boots.

Sandwich and wraps sold at Tesco and One Stop stores are being recalled by Samworth Brothers Manton Wood.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reported earlier this month that 37 individuals had been brought to hospitals due to E. coli, which was suspected to be associated with food. There have been an additional 98 instances as of June 11th.

Bacteria belonging to the genus Escherichia coli (E. coli) are ubiquitous in the digestive tracts of both humans and animals.

Some strains generate vitamin K2 and inhibit the colonization of harmful bacteria by hosts.

Certain varieties, such as STEC, have the potential to severely harm humans.

People who have an infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli may have diarrhea, and around half of those instances will be bloody.  Other symptoms include fever and abdominal pain. In ordinary circumstances, symptoms could last for a week or more.

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and other potentially fatal consequences may develop from STEC infections in very severe instances, particularly in older adults and children.

A comparable disorder known as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) may occur in a tiny percentage of adults.

Retailers have withdrawn the products. They are also working closely with the FSA to take any additional necessary actions to reduce consumer risk.