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Three hospital patients in the UK have died in an outbreak of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches.
Public Health England (PHE) said the victims were among six patients affected in England and the deaths occurred in Manchester and Liverpool.
Two of the victims were at Manchester Royal Infirmary, with the other a patient at Aintree Hospital.
Sandwiches and salads from The Good Food Chain linked to the outbreak have been withdrawn and production ceased.
PHE said the products were withdrawn from hospitals when the links to the infections were first identified.
PHE said The Good Food Chain had been supplied with meat produced by North Country Cooked Meats which subsequently produced a positive test result for the outbreak strain of listeria.
This business and North Country Quality Foods, who it distributes through, have also voluntarily ceased production.
A spokesman for The Good Food Chain Ltd said the company’s production facility in Stone, Staffordshire, was “cross contaminated by an ingredient from one of its approved meat suppliers”.