Category Archives: FSAI

Ireland- Recall of Batches of Meadow Park Free Range Duck Eggs Due to the Possible Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2022.46
Product: Meadow Park Free Range Duck Eggs; pack size: 6 pack
Batch Code: All best before dates up to and including 08/08/2022
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Meadow Park Eggs is recalling the above batches of Meadow Park 6 Free Range Duck Eggs due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Meadow Park Duck Eggs

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of Roma Formaggio Da Pasta due to Possible Presence of Mould

FSAI

Roma Formaggio Da Pasta

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2022.41
Product: Roma Formaggio Da Pasta; pack size: 80g
Batch Code: Best before date: 05/05/2023
Country Of Origin: Netherlands

Message:

Valeo Foods is recalling the above batch of Roma Formaggio Da Pasta due to the possible presence of mouldPoint-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of The Foodie Market Milled Brown Flaxseed Due to the Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.39
Product: The Foodie Market Milled Brown Flaxseed; pack size: 200 g
Batch Code: L131315; best before date: end of January 2023
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Message:

Aldi is recalling the above batch of The Foodie Market Milled Brown Flaxseed due to detection of Salmonella Typhimurium.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in Aldi stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness.

Action Required:

Inspectors:

EHOs are requested as part of their routine checks to verify that the implicated batch is recalled from sale in Aldi stores. Please notify FSAI (foodincidents@fsai.ie) of any concerns.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

flax

Ireland – Recall of Specific Batches of Pat the Baker and Irish Pride Breadcrumbs due to the Possible Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.38
Product: Pat the Baker Quality Bread Quality Crumb; pack size: 400g

Pat the Baker Breadcrumb; pack size: 5Kg

Irish Pride Bread Crumbs; pack size: 400g

Irish Pride Catering Bread Crumbs; pack size: 2Kg

Batch Code: All batches with a best before date from 27/05/2022 to 15/06/2022 inclusive
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Pat the Baker and Irish Pride are recalling the above batches of breadcrumbs due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.  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.

Action Required:

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.

Wholesalers/distributors are requested to contact their affected customers and recall the affected batches and provide a point-of-sale recall notice to their retailer customers.

Caterers should not use the implicated batches.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

Pat the Baker 400g
Irish Pride 400g
Pat the Baker 5Kg
Irish Pride 2Kg

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of Villani Cacciatore Italiano Salami due to the Presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.31
Product: Villani Cacciatore Italiano salami; pack size: 170g; approval number: IT 68 L CE
Batch Code: 240222; best before date: 15.07.22
Country Of Origin: Italy

Message:

The above batch of Villani Cacciatore Italiano salami is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

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.

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. 

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Italian Salami

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom Due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.29
Product: Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom; pack size: 100g
Batch Code: Batch: G11202226; Item Code: C007
Country Of Origin: China

Message:

The above batch of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom is being recalled due to the presence 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.  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. 

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Enoki Mushroom

Ireland – Further Recall of Some Coleslaws and Other Products Containing Shredded Cabbages or Carrots due to the Possible Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.16 (Update 1)
Product: Please see table below.
Batch Code: Please see table below.
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Further to the FSAI Food Alert 2022.16, specific batches of Butlers Coleslaw, Egg Mayonaise and Lite Coleslaw are being recalled.  This recall is taking place following a voluntary withdrawal of some shredded cabbages and carrots by Milnes Foods Ltd. due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in products made with the shredded cabbages and carrots.  Please see the table below for details of the affected batches subject to recall.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated products.

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.

Action Required:

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

Butlers Table
Butlers coleslaw

Ireland – Recall of Some Coleslaws and Other Products Containing Shredded Cabbages or Carrots due to the Possible Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.16
Product: Please see table below.
Batch Code: Please see table below for further details.
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

Following a voluntary withdrawal of some shredded cabbages and carrots by Milnes Foods Ltd., a range of retail products are being recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in products made with the shredded cabbages and carrots.  Please see table below for details of the affected batches.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated products.

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.

Action Required:

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

Table of products
DS products
Hannifys

Research – Ireland – Overview of 2019 Zoonois Data

Zoonoses are diseases and infections naturally transmissible between animals and humans. Transmission may occur via direct contact with an animal or indirect contact with animal excreta (e.g. faeces) present in contaminated food, water or the environment.
Foodborne zoonotic diseases are caused by consuming food or drinking water contaminated by zoonotic pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms such as bacteria and their toxins, viruses and parasites. They enter the body through the gastrointestinal tract where the first symptoms often occur. Many of these microorganisms are commonly found in the intestines of healthy food-producing animals.
The risks of contamination are present from farm to fork and require prevention and control throughout the food chain. While it is possible for anybody to become infected with a zoonotic pathogen, certain population groups such as the very young, the elderly and immunocompromised are particularly vulnerable and at greater risk of more serious consequences. The eradication of zoonoses in humans and animals is very challenging.
The impact of zoonoses on the health of humans and animals can however be limited, by (i) monitoring the reservoirs of infectious zoonotic pathogens with a view to understanding and controlling their modes of transfer; (ii) by businesses controlling the hazard along the food chain and; (iii) by educating the public about how to avoid or limit the risk of infection.
The Irish zoonoses report is published annually by the FSAI, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the Health Service Executive(HSE),the Local Authority Veterinary Service (LAVS), the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority(SFPA) and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
The report brings together the results of thousands of tests carried out on samples of food and feed, as well as tests on material of animal or human origin, in an effort to determine the pattern and extent of infection by zoonotic pathogens transmitted to humans from animals. Zoonoses data collected by EU Member States serve as a basis for the EU to set targets for the reduction of these microorganisms in food-producing animals and foodstuffs.
The impact of the reduction programmes on the actual prevalence of zoonoses in animals and foods and related human health cases are then monitored and analysed in the annual EU summary reports published by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (EFSA and ECDC, 2020).
The data in the 2019 tables for the results of Irish testing carried out in food, animal and animal feed samples are presented in four categories (routine, census, objective and suspect sampling) depending on the sampling context. Routine sampling is planned sampling but does not involve statistically random sampling. Census sampling is when the totality of a population, on which the data are reported, is controlled.
Objective sampling is the planned selection of a random sample, which is statistically representative of the population to be analysed (EFSA, 2020). Suspect sampling is the unplanned selection of a sample whereby the individual units are selected based on the recent judgement and experience regarding the population, lot or sampling frame, e.g., earlier positive samples (EFSA, 2020).
The samples obtained from suspect sampling may have a higher likelihood of having pathogens present.

Ireland – Recall of Specific Batches of EleCare Similac and Alimentum Similac due to the Possible Presence of Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii

FSAI

Monday, 21 February 2022

Elecare

Alimentum

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.14
Product: Please see table below
Batch Code: Please see table below
Country Of Origin: United States

Message:

Abbott is recalling specific batches of its EleCare Similac and Alimentum Similac due to the possible presence of Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii. No products distributed to Ireland have tested positive for the presence of Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport. Both products are foods used for special medical purposes for infants, ordinarily to be used under medical supervision. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii can cause illness in infants if they are present in powdered infant formula. Although Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella cannot grow in powdered infant formula, they can survive for a long period of time and therefore, pose a potential risk after rehydration if the product is temperature abused. Contamination of powdered infant formula with Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella can cause severe disease in infants such as diarrhoea (sometimes bloody), fever, sepsis or meningitis which can lead to serious neurological and developmental issues and can be fatal on rare occasions. Sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes) and abnormal breaths and movements. Among infants, those at greatest risk for infection are neonates (<28 days), particularly pre-term infants, low-birth weight infants or immunocompromised infants.

Action Required:

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.

Consumers:

Parents and guardians are advised not to feed the implicated batches to infants.

Table of implicated Abbott products