TWO Cadbury desserts have been recalled over fears they could contain potentially deadly listeria bacteria.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake and Cadbury Caramel Cheesecake Desserts, both produced by Müller UK, have been removed from supermarket shelves.

Shoppers have been advised by the Food Standard Agency (FSA) not to consume the products and to instead return them to the shop where they were bought.

The desserts have been recalled over a potential presence of the Listeria Monocytogenes, which can cause sepsis, meningitis and encephalitis.

Symptoms of Listeriosis include high temperatures, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

In the young, elderly or those with weakened immune systems the bacteria can be potentially fatal.

Issuing advice on the website, the FSA said: “If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them.

"Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.”

The notice continues: "Müller produces these products under license from Cadbury and has stressed that this does not impact any other products it produces for Cadbury; or Cadbury Cheesecake variants in the UK or other markets.

"Point-of-Sale notices will be displayed in all stores that are selling these products.

"These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products."

No other Müller UK products are known to be affected.