Give and Go Prepared Foods (U.S.A.) Corp. announced today a voluntary nationwide recall of certain muffin products due to the potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reports continued transmission of cholera in the country, with 14,343-suspected cases, including 325 deaths, reported by 16 Nigerian states from 1 January through to 27 June 2021.
Travellers to the region are advised to only consume safe food and water. Food and drink to be wary of include untreated water, ice, shellfish, salads, unwashed fruit and vegetables. Travellers are also advised that good personal hygiene is essential, particularly frequent hand washing.
A vaccine is available to protect against cholera, but as the risk to most travellers is very low, it is only recommended for:
volunteers, aid workers and medical personnel in disaster relief situations where cholera outbreaks are likely
those travelling to work in slums or refugee camps, areas affected by natural disasters, or countries experiencing cholera outbreaks and where care with food and water is difficult or not possible
Further information relating to cholera can be found on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.
The above batch of Derg Cheddar is being recalled by Derg Farmhouse Cheese due to the presence of elevated histamine levels. In some people, elevated levels of histamine can cause symptoms which are similar to those of an allergic reaction. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in The Cheese Shop, Tralee and some Sheridan Cheesemonger stores supplied with the implicated batch.
Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Ltd. is recalling the above batches of its 15 Fields Whole Wheels due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. The implicated batches may have been sold via cheese counters and delis. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.
Nature Of Danger:
Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications. 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.