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Recall of a Batch of Duncannon Smokehouse Oak Smoked Salmon Due to the Detection of Listeria monocyt

Monday, 25 May 2020

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.27
Product Identification: Duncannon Smokehouse Oak Smoked Salmon; pack sizes: 100g and 500g 
Batch Code DFCSSS1405; ‘use-by’ date: 11.06.2020
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Duncannon Fish Company is recalling a batch of its oak smoked salmon due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes


Duncannon Fish Company Ltd. is recalling the above batch of its oak smoked salmon due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.Update of 28/05/2020: 500g packs have been added to the product description as a few packs of this size were sold from a fish shop in Carlow.

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:


Distribution information will be shared with relevant inspectors in due course.

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


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.