Morrisons recalls children's party cake over Salmonella scare

A Morrisons Busy Bee children's party cake has been withdrawn because it may contain a food bug.

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket is withdrawing its £10 fresh cake because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The bacteria causes food poisoning that leads to diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.

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On average, it takes from 12 to 72 hours for the symptoms to develop after swallowing an infectious dose of salmonella and the effects can last up to seven days .

Young children and the elderly with weak immune systems are a greater risk of becoming severely ill.

The cakes which are a soft sponge filled with lemon curd and buttercream, wrapped in icing and hand decorated with icing flowers and bees, have a best before of August 4.

The supermarket said: “Routine testing has identified that a low level of Salmonella may be present in the above product.

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“As a precautionary measure, we are asking all customers who have bought this product not to consume it and to return it to their nearest Morrisons store where they will receive a full refund.

“No other products or date codes are affected by this issue and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

The Food Standards Agency added: “If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead take it back to the retailer where you will be given a full refund.”