These crisps have been recalled because they might be contaminated with listeria

These crisps have been recalled because they might be contaminated with listeria
Some Pipers crisps have been recalled over Listeria fears (Photo: product image)

Two varieties of Pipers Crisps have been recalled in England and Wales over fears that they contain Listeria.

The two flavours that have caused alarm are Anglesey Sea Salt in a variety of packet sizes and Karnataka Black Pepper in the 40g packs.

No other Pipers products are believed to have been affected.

Which products are affected?

These are the Anglesey Sea Salt packs of crisps that should not be eaten.

Pack size
20g
Batch code
L4 19252
Best before date
2020-01-27
Best before
27/01/20

Pack size
40g
Batch code
L4 19252
Best before date
2020-01-27
Best before
27/01/20

Pack size
40g
Batch code
L4 19253
Best before date
2020-01-28
Best before
28/01/20

Pack size
600g
Batch code
L4 19259
Best before date
2020-02-03
Best before
03/02/20

Pack size
600g
Batch code
L4 19260
Best before date
2020-02-04
Best before
04/02/20

Pack size
600g
Batch code
L4 19261
Best before date
2020-02-05
Best before
05/02/20

This is the Karnataka Black Pepper pack that should be returned to shops

Pack size
40g
Batch code
L4 19254
Best before date
2020-01-29
Best before
29/01/20

What should customers do?

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.

Anybody who purchased any of the affected products can return them to the store and receive a full refund, with or without a receipt.

What is listeria?

Listeria is a bacterium that causes listeriosis. Cases of foodborne illness from listeria are rare, but can involve serious symptoms and even death in certain groups of people.

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.

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.