Sunday 21 October 2018

Products recalled from Dunnes Stores and Aldi stores in Ireland over harmful bacteria fears

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A number of food products have been recalled from Irish supermarket shelves over fears they may contain traces of harmful bacteria.

Wonderfoods Salads have issued the warning over two of their products that contain a batch of bacon that possibly contains Listeria monocytogenes.

The precautionary recall of the items, sold in Dunnes Stores and Aldi, was carried out following a routine sampling by the Dublin-based company.

Dunnes Stores Chicken, Bacon & Sweetcorn Deli Filler (175g) with use-by dates of between April 13th and April 20th and Aldi Specially Selected Baby Potato with Bacon Salad (240g) with use-by dates of between April 13th and April 18th were subject to the recall.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland told Independent.ie that they are not aware of any cases of human illness associated with the products. 

"Listeriosis is a serious disease which can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system," the FSAI spokesperson said.

This disease is characterised by the severity of its symptoms which include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills and diarrhea.

In extreme cases, it can also present itself as myalgia, meningitis and septicemia.

An Aldi spokesperson said the affected batch of product has been removed from sale at all Aldi stores.

"We would encourage all customers who have purchased product with use by dates between 13/04/18 - 18/04/18 to return it to their local Aldi store where they will receive a full refund," the spokesperson said.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and thank customers for their co-operation."

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