Cranswick has confirmed that a routine internal inspection has identified the presence of Salmonella in a limited number of cooked chicken products prepared at its poultry facility in Hull.
These products are sold as ingredients for sandwiches and meals through UK retailers and food to go outlets.
As a precautionary measure, Cranswick said that it has asked its customers to remove any of its products containing its ready to eat chicken produced during the affected period.
The company said that it is working closely with the Foods Standards Agency and will collaborate with their experts to resolve the matter.
In a statement, Cranswick said: “We are conducting a thorough investigation into the possible cause of the contamination and the site will remain closed until the investigations are complete.
“The safety and quality of every product produced by Cranswick is our number one priority and all necessary protocols will be followed and completed before we restart production.”