Eating the almonds can cause diarrhoea and stomach cramps due to the infection (Picture: Sainsbury’s)

Sainsbury’s has issued an urgent recall for its own-brand flaked almonds as they contain salmonella bacteria.

Customers are warned not to eat the ‘by Sainsbury’s’ almonds sold in 200g packs and return them to stores for a full refund.

Salmonella poisoning causes most people to suffer diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps that can last for a week.

Flaked almonds are typically used as a cooking ingredient in curries and desserts, or as a healthy snack.

A post on the Food Standards Agency website says: ‘Point of sale notices will be displayed in stores where the product was sold.’

It adds: ‘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.’

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