Ireland – Recall of Certain Batches of Milk from Arrabawn Co-op due to Microbiological Contamination


Arrabawn Products

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.68
Product: See table below for product details; Approval numberIE 1439 EC only
Batch Code: See table below for use by dates.
Country Of Origin: Ireland


Arrabawn Co-op is recalling certain batches of milk that are potentially unsafe due to the presence of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Enterobacteriaceae are a group of bacteria, of which some can be harmful to humans. The test for Enterobacteriaceae is used as an indicator of poor hygiene, process failure and/or post-processing contamination of heat processed foods.  The test itself does not confirm the presence of harmful bacteria.

Action Required:


PEHOs may be advised directly regarding checks to verify that the implicated batches are recalled from sale. Please notify the FSAI ( of any concerns.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold.

Caterers should not use the implicated batches.


Consumers are advised not to drink the implicated batches of milk. For customer queries, please contact

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