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Recall of Specific Batches of Pat the Baker and Irish Pride Breadcrumbs due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Friday, 10 June 2022

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.38
Product Identification: Pat the Baker Quality Bread Quality Crumb; pack size: 400g Pat the Baker Breadcrumb; pack size: 5Kg Irish Pride Bread Crumbs; pack size: 400g Irish Pride Catering Bread Crumbs; pack size: 2Kg
Batch Code All batches with a best before date from 27/05/2022 to 15/06/2022 inclusive
Country Of Origin: Ireland


Pat the Baker and Irish Pride are recalling the above batches of breadcrumbs due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. 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:

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.

Caterers should not use the implicated batches.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

Pat the Baker Breadcrumbs
Irish Pride Breadcrumbs
Pat the Baker Breadcrumbs