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UPDATED Recall of Batches of Avoca Hummus and Avoca Colcannon due to Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2017. 02

Product:

Avoca Hummus (264g); Avoca Colcannon (550g)

Batch Code:

Batch Code J30 - Hummus Use by 09.02.17, Colcannon Use by 04.02.17

Country Of Origin:

Ireland

Message:

Avoca is recalling a single batch each of its Avoca Hummus and Avoca Colcannon because of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. These products were sold from Avoca stores only.

Update of 06.02.17: The Hummus product involved has a use by date of 09.02.17 and not 07.02.17 as previously advised by Avoca.

Nature Of Danger:

Detection of Listeria monocytogenes - Listeriosisis a serious disease which can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system.

Action Required:

Inspectors:

No action is required by EHOs at present; however, please notify FSAI (rapidalert@fsai.ie) of any concerns.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Food businesses should remove the affected batches from sale and clearly display a Point of Sale recall notice informing customers not to eat the affected batches.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches. Consumers who have bought an implicated batch should dispose of the product or return it to Avoca.  

Avoca Hummus
Avoca Colcannon