London — Several crispy pork snacks have been withdrawn from sale in the UK after about 180 people became ill on suspicion of salmonella addiction.
All Pork Clutch packets sold under the labels of Mr. Porky, Jay’s and The Real Pork Crackling Company were created by the snack company Tayto Group and are valid for February 2022.
According to the Food Standards Agency, there has been an association between the product and 176 cases of salmonella addiction nationwide since September, at least 12 of which required hospitalization.
All products were manufactured at the Tight factory in Bolton, northwest England, where production has been suspended. Tayto said Wednesday that he had ordered a “preventive recall” of the product.
Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, gastric spasm, nausea, vomiting, and fever. They usually resolve spontaneously, but the symptoms can become more severe and lead to hospitalization, especially in very young people and those with a weakened immune system.
Pork clutch (the crispy portion of fried and salted pork skin) is a popular bar snack in the UK.