Bread Spread Recalls Ready-to-Eat Products Due to Meningitis Risk from Listeria Contamination

May 19, 2024 United Kingdom

Honey Oat Sandwich Bread in a Steam Oven

Multiple bread-based products, including sandwiches, wraps, and baguettes, have been recalled over fears they could cause meningitis due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects products from Bread Spread, Orbital Foods, and Perfect Bite.

Affected Products:

  • Brand Names: Bread Spread, Orbital Foods, Perfect Bite
  • Product Types: Sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, twists, French sticks, torpedoes
  • Pack Sizes: All
  • Date Range: Up to and including May 18, 2024

Issue: The recall is due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some of the products. Listeria can cause flu-like symptoms such as high temperature, muscle aches, chills, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, it can lead to serious complications such as meningitis.

Vulnerable Groups:

  • People over the age of 65
  • Pregnant women and their unborn babies
  • Babies less than one month old
  • Immunocompromised individuals

What You Should Do:

  • Do not consume the recalled products.
  • Return the products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
  • For more information, contact Bread Spread at

Symptoms to Watch For:

  • High temperature
  • Muscle aches or pain
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Notice from Bread Spread: “Bread Spread is recalling all chilled and ready-to-eat foods under the brand names ‘Bread Spread’, ‘Orbital Foods’, and ‘Perfect Bite’ including sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, twists, French sticks, and torpedoes with a range of fillings due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in final products.”

Customers are urged to remain vigilant and take immediate action to avoid health risks associated with Listeria infection.

Stay safe and check your purchases to ensure they are not part of this recall. For further information, reach out to the contact provided.

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