The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued a recall of a number of popular bakery products sold in supermarkets across the country.
Pat the Baker and Irish Pride are recalling certain batches of their breadcrumbs due to listeria fears.
Pat the Baker Quality Bread Quality Crumb; Pack Size: 400g, Pat the Baker Breadcrumb; Pack Size: 5kg, Irish Pride Breadcrumbs; pack size: 400g and Irish Pride Catering breadcrumbs; pack size: 2Kg were all recalled due to the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes.
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The batches concerned all have an expiry date of 05/27/2022 to 06/15/2022 inclusive.
Caterers must not use the incriminated products and consumers must not consume them.
The FSAI warns that Listeria monocytogenes can cause an infection and cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. In rare cases, the infection can be more serious.
Listeria infections are more dangerous for pregnant women, babies, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.
Pat the Baker and Irish Pride are two Irish brands sold in supermarkets such as Tesco, Dunnes Stores, SuperValu and Lidl.
Retailers were instructed to remove all affected lots from sale and to post a point-of-sale recall notice in all stores where the affected products were sold.
Wholesalers and distributors have also been asked to contact their affected customers and provide a recall notice at the point of sale.
These aren’t the only baked goods to be recalled in recent days.
Earlier this week, the FSAI also issued a warning regarding Get Fresh at Home Buns.
The 6 pre-baked white bread rolls with a 300g package size were recalled due to possible metal contamination. Point-of-sale recall notices will be posted in stores supplied with the affected lot.
For more information, visit the Food Safety Authority of Ireland website here.
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