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Recall of MAX Plus Mohn Mak Poppy Seeds due to Elevated Levels of Morphine

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.67
Product Identification: MAX Plus Mohn Mak; pack size: 250g
Batch Code Best before dates: 15.02.2021 and 25.05.2021
Country Of Origin: Poland

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Certain batches of MAX Plus Mohn Mak poppy seeds are being recalled due to elevated levels of morphine.


The above batches of MAX Plus Mohn Mak Poppy Seeds are being recalled due to elevated levels of morphine. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Morphine can cause short-term adverse effects.The main effects of morphine are on the central nervous system and can include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and respiratory depression. Pregnant women, infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems or impaired respiratory function are subgroups that are more sensitive to adverse effects of morphine.

Action Required:


A distribution list will be emailed to PEHOs in due course. Please notify the FSAI ( of any concerns.

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.   


Consumers should not eat the implicated batches.