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Saturday 27 May 2017

Bakery recalls bread over plastic contamination

The company said the recall was 'precautionary'. Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
The company said the recall was 'precautionary'. Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Kirstie Blake Knox

Bakery Johnston Mooney & O'Brien has been forced to recall its Toastie sliced pan.

The company issued a warning yesterday that the Toastie Pan may contain small pieces of blue plastic tubing.

The company said the recall was "precautionary".

In a statement, a spokesperson for Johnston Mooney & O'Brien said that, to the "best of our knowledge", there was no risk to consumers who may have already consumed the product.

The affected item is the Toastie Pan 800g with a best-before date of 29 September carrying the codes D27 and E27.

The company has stressed that no other Johnston Mooney & O'Brien products had been affected.

Any potentially affected packs have been removed from the supermarket shelves in co-operation with the retail trade.

Any of the Toastie packages that were already in the distribution system have been recalled by the company.

Consumers in possession of an affected loaf can return the product to their local retailer for a full refund.

Consumers can also avail of a refund by sending the empty packaging along with their name and address to the company headquarters at 11 Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11.

The company apologised "for any inconvenience caused" by the recall but believes it is the safest course of action, "however slight the risk might be".

The company put advertisements in national press alerting consumers of the recall.

Founded in 1835, Johnston, Mooney & O'Brien is Ireland's oldest bakery.

Some of its most popular products include the Family Pan, Bundys, and Sandwich Thins.

Paddy Meaney, father of the actor Colm Meaney, delivered the bread of Johnston Mooney and O'Brien for more than 30 years.

Irish Independent

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