A Lynn shellfish supplier has recalled all batches of whelks following an outbreak of Salmonella which has affected 18 people across East Anglia.
Lynn Shellfish Ltd (formerly known as Heiploeg or Heiploeg and Lynn Shrimpers) has recalled its frozen and chilled whelks as part of the Food Standards Agency’s investigation into a strain known as Salmonella Gold Coast.
The FSA has identified potential links between the outbreak and the consumption of whelks from independent shops, market stalls and seafood vans in the region.
A spokesman for the FSA said: “Anyone who has recently purchased and consumed whelks and is displaying the symptoms of food poisoning, such as diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and fever, should contact their GP.”
None of the affected products remain on sale, but if you have whelks in your fridge or freezer bought from independent shops, market stalls and mobile seafood vans you should throw them away.
Lynn Shellfish was not available for comment at the time of going to press.