Manufacturers were this week working round the clock to get affected product lines back on shelves.
Walkers, whose Worcester sauce-flavoured crisps were its only casualty of the scare, said that it hoped to have the line back in production by the end of this week.
However, it refused to comment on whether it would continue to get Worcester sauce from Premier Foods, or if it would be seek compensation.
Unilever UK Foods, which saw products from its Pot Noodle and Colman’s portfolios caught up in the crisis, said it had reformulated affected products to remove the Worcester sauce trace ingredient from future batches and hoped to have all lines ready for distribution within a matter of days.
The company is set to embark on the latest stage of its multi-million pound advertising campaign for Pot Noodle and said the push would go ahead as planned.
It said it was also considering extra publicity to assure consumers it was business as usual.
However, Unilever said it had “suffered badly” from product detail errors made on the Food Standard Agency’s web site.
Flintshire-based Headland Foods, which makes the three Aunt Bessie’s ready meals hit by the scare, said that it was looking at buying in alternative stocks of Worcester sauce from rival suppliers.
It also said it would seek a “dialogue” with Premier Foods in the wake of the crisis.
Schwartz manufacturer McCormick UK, which had a total of eight affected products including chicken fajitas and chilli chicken Schwartz variants, said it had deployed more than 300 of its sales staff to help retailers remove contaminated stocks from shelves.
It added: “We are now in the process of replacing stocks and will be producing those [affected] products as soon as possible.”
One company hoping to capitalise on the massive recall was the Kent-based supplier MH Foods, which was already in talks with manufacturers to supply them with Worcester sauce.
MD Fred Key said his company’s product had been unaffected by crisis because it sourced chilli powder from a UK miller that ground the product from scratch in this country.
He said: “That is the best way of ensuring you are getting a safe product.
“Not enough manufacturers check on their suppliers.”