MORRISONS has recalled packs of Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices over concerns they will cause people to develop flu-like symptoms.
The retailer has issued a recall of 150g packs warning that vulnerable people could be affected.
The warning comes after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the meat is contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
Symptoms caused by the bug can be similar to flu and include a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.
The affected product has a use-by date of February 21 2017.
In rare cases the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications such as meningitis.
Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years old, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.
The company has provided point-of-sale notices to all stores and market stalls that were supplied with the contaminated product.
The FSA said: “If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”
No other Morrisons products are involved.