Wednesday 18 July 2018

WARNING: FSAI issues food recall of mussels supplied to Irish stores that may have toxins

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued a food recall of fresh mussels supplied to a number of stores throughout the country.

According to a statement issued by the FSAI this evening, the mussels were harvested from Roaringwater Bay, Co Cork, on Monday and Tuesday. The authority claims the produce "may contain harmful levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins".

The mussels were supplied to a number of outlets from Wednesday of this week.

"These mussels were sold loose and in bags at fresh fish counters in some retail outlets nationwide. The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the product at home not to eat the affected mussels," the statement said.

The mussels have now been removed from sale - but the FSAI is advising consumers who may have the mussels to check with the store where they purchased them and not to eat them if they are implicated in this recall.

According to Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI, it is important that consumers who may have bought the implicated mussels not to consume them.

“Cooking does not destroy this toxin. 

"Eating contaminated mussels could cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. Symptoms are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain which can start between 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion. Complete recovery occurs within a number of days. 

"Consumers who may have already consumed this product and are feeling unwell should seek medical advice,” she said.

The implicated mussels were available for sale loose from the following retail outlets:

·         Dunnes Stores (some outlets) – use-by date of 21.08.2015

·         SuperValu (some outlets) – mussels sold in 2kg and 5kg bags with use-by date of 22.08.2015

·         Beshoff’s, West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin – mussels sold in 1kg net bags with use-by date of 20.08.2015

·         Doran’s, West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin

·         Kish Fish, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

·         Kish Fish, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

·         Morgan’s Fine Fish, Omeath, Co. Louth

·         Glenmar, Union Hall, Co. Cork

·         Normandy Ireland, Schull, Co. Cork

·         Baltimore Fresh Fish, Baltimore, Co. Cork

·         O’Driscoll’s, Schull, Co. Cork

·         Bantry Central Fish, Bantry, Co. Cork

J&C Fish, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Keoghs Fish Shop, New Quay, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Seacatch Retail Fish Stand, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Morgans Fish Stand, Park Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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