Cranswick has had to recall 111 products from leading supermarkets and food outlets after a salmonella outbreak

Meat and poultry giant Cranswick Country Foods has recalled more than 100 products from major UK supermarkets and foodservice companies due to concerns over salmonella contamination.

Cranswick has issued a precautionary recall of 111 products to date, from Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Tesco, Waitrose, M&S, the Co-op and other retailers after salmonella was found in some of the chicken produced at its Hull factory and used widely in pre-cooked products.

As a precaution, additional products to those in which salmonella was found are being recalled while investigations continue, the Food Standards Agency has confirmed.

The outbreak was detected when a routine inspection at the Hull site discovered the bacteria in some cooked chicken. Other processing plants owned by the brand have not been affected.

Point of sale notices are being displayed in all stores selling the products and consumers are advised not to eat items if they have purchased them but instead return them to the store.

It is not clear if anyone has been made ill by the bacteria. Symptoms of salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

In a statement from the company, it said that it was working with the FSA to resolve the issue.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation into the possible cause of the contamination and the site will remain closed until the investigations are complete,” the statement read. “The safety and quality of every product produced by Cranswick is our number one priority and all necessary protocols will be followed and completed before we restart production.”