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Extended recall by Western Brand of some batches of various raw chicken products due to the possible presence of Salmonella

Friday, 03 February 2023

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2023.02 (Update 1)
Product Identification: Please see table below.
Batch Code Please see table below.
Country Of Origin: Ireland


Further to Food Alert 2023.02 Western Brand is undertaking a precautionary recall of further batches of various raw chicken products due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Please see table below for details of the implicated batches. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

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.

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 are advised not to eat the implicated batches. If the chicken has already been consumed, cooking should remove the risk. Raw chicken should always be handled hygienically when defrosting and preparing it, and also cooked thoroughly before eating it.