Pret is removing ALL chicken from its menu amid fears of a salmonella outbreak among suppliers – as Aldi recalls Caesar wraps and Sainsbury’s staff tell customers the meat is ‘blocked from sale’
- Pret A Manger has removed all chicken dishes that are usually on its menu
- Sandwich chain says withdrawal linked to ‘security risk’ at supplier
- Meanwhile the Food Standards Agency has issued recalls for Aldi Caesar wraps
- The recalled items are believed to have been contaminated with salmonella
Pret A Manger has removed all chicken dishes from its menu amid fears of a salmonella outbreak among suppliers – after Aldi recalled its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps.
The chain said it removed the chicken items “due to a potential food safety risk at a supplier”. He called the decision a “precautionary measure”.
A risk of salmonella has reportedly been identified on a site belonging to one of Pret’s suppliers.
Pret previously advertised a Sriracha Chicken Salad Wrap for its new menu, but the item does not currently appear on its website.
Previous staples, including the Chicken Caesar Wand, are also unavailable, with a notice saying “Oops, this product is not currently in our stores.”
A Pret A Manger spokesperson told MailOnline: “As a precaution, we have temporarily removed the majority of chicken dishes from our menu due to a potential food safety risk to one of our suppliers.”
“We hope these products will be back in stores soon. We apologize for any problems.’
Pret’s problems have been linked to Aldi, which had to recall its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps due to salmonella fears, and Sainsbury’s, where customers say they are ‘blocked’ from buying chicken.
Pret a Manger has removed all of its chicken dishes from its online menu, raising fears they have also been hit by salmonella problems
When you search for a Pret’s Chicken Caesar wrap, the website says “Oops, this product is not currently in our stores”.
The Food Standards Agency advises anyone with Aldi items in their fridge not to eat them. Instead, they are asked to return them to the nearest store for a full refund.
The Eat + Go Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wrap and Triple Wrap are both affected. Contaminated items have an expiry date of May 11 and May 12.
Meanwhile, Britons have taken to social media to report that the chicken has been pulled from Sainsbury’s branches.
One said: ‘I tried to buy cooked chicken from @sainsburys tonight and it was stuck at checkout not being sold – did anyone else found problems?
“Apparently all cooked chicken is blocked from sale, including chicken sandwiches.”
Aldi recalled Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap and Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap Triple due to possible presence of salmonella
Another wrote: ‘I saw two members of staff remove loads of chicken products from the shelves tonight they were ‘destroyed’ – working from a long list.
“I managed to buy some but they checked the list first!”
MailOnline has contacted the Food Standards Agency, Aldi and Sainsbury’s for comment.