Ireland – Recall of a batch of Polish Smoked Ham – Wedzonka boczkowa due to the Detection of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.94
Product: Polish Smoked Ham / Wędzonka boczkowa; Approval number: 04140224
Batch Code: 0727; best before: 9/12/2020
Country Of Origin: Poland

Message:

The above batch of Polish Smoked Ham / Wędzonka boczkowa is being recalled due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

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

Caterers should not use the implicated batch.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

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