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Low Levels of Listeria monocytogenes Detected in a Batch of Burren Smokehouse Smoked Organic Salmon

Friday, 12 June 2015

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2015.15

Product:

Burren Smokehouse Smoked Organic Salmon; sizes: 40g, 100g, 500g packs, 750g and 1 kg sides (Approval number IE CE 0004 EC)

 

Batch Code:

5045 O

Country Of Origin:

Ireland

Message:

Low levels of Listeria monocytogenes have been detected in the above batch of Burren Smokehouse Ltd smoked organic salmon.

 

Nature Of Danger:

A low level of the pathogen was detected in the smoked salmon; however, because Listeria monocytogenes can grow at refrigeration temperatures, there is a risk that the bacteria could grow to harmful levels. Listeriosis is a serious disease which can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system.

 

Action Required:

Inspectors:

No action is required by EHOs at present, however, please notify FSAI (rapidalert@fsai.ie) of any concerns.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Food businesses are requested to remove the affected batch from sale. Retailers who have sold the batch are requested to display a point of sale recall notice informing customers not to eat the implicated batch.

Consumers:

Consumers who have bought the implicated batch should dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase.