Recall of a Batch of Bandon Co-op Butter due to Listeria monocytogenes

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Bandon Co-Op Butter, pack size: 454 g

Batch Code:

L134; ‘Best-before’ date: 14.09.2019

Country Of Origin:



The above batch of Bandon Co-Op butter is being recalled due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The implicated batch was distributed to retail shops in County Cork only.

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, such as meningitis. 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:


A customer list has been emailed to PEHOs in Cork. Please notify the FSAI ( of any issues.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the affected batch from sale and clearly display a point-of-sale recall notice informing customers not to eat the affected batch.


Consumers are advised not to eat the affected batch of Bandon Co-op butter.  Consumers who may be feeling unwell or have concerns should seek medical advice.