Willowbrook Foods recalls salad products with bacon due to the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes

Last updated:
25 April 2018
product recall
Willowbrook Foods has taken the precautionary step of recalling certain salad products with bacon because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes. The products are sold in Budgens, Supervalu, Centra, Mace Nisa, Lidl and Spar retail stores.

Product details

Product name

Pack size

Use by dates

Sold at

Willowbrook Fine Foods Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad


25 April 2018


Fresh For You Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad


25 April 2018

Supervalu / Centra / Mace

(Northern Ireland)

Meadow Fresh Caesar Style Salad Bowl


25 April 2018

26 April 2018


(Northern Ireland)

Deluxe Potato Salad with bacon


28 April 2018

29 April 2018


(Northern Ireland)

Willowbrook Fine Foods Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad


25 April 2018

Nisa Retail Ltd

Spar Prepared Salad – Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad


25 April 2018


(Northern Ireland)

No other Willowbrook, Supervalu, Centra, Mace, Lidl, Nisa or Spar products are known to be affected.


The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above.

The products listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems. 

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Willowbrook Foods is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notices.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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 FSA 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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Ref: FSA-PRIN-23-2018