Laois shoppers warned of recall of popular chicken product over harmful bacteria

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Donegal shoppers warned of recall of popular chicken product over harmful bacteria

Glensallagh Family Pack Roast Chicken Breast Pieces are being recalled due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The harmful bacteria can grow at temperatures as low as 0°C which permits multiplication at typical refrigeration temperatures, greatly increasing its ability to evade control in human foodstuffs.

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 three weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

The recall alert was issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) on Wednesday. It applies specifically to:

Glensallagh Family Pack Roast Chicken Breast Pieces
Pack size: 240g
Batch Code: P3527
Use by: 13 Sep 20
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch which was sold in Lidl stores.

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 are advised not to eat the implicated batch.