Recall of Fresh Mussels Due to Presence of DSP (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) Toxins

Friday, 21 August 2015

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For Action

Alert Notification:



Fresh Mussels

The implicated mussels were available for sale loose from the following retail outlets:


  • Dunnes Stores (some outlets) – use-by date of 21.08.2015
  • SuperValu (some outlets) – mussels sold in 2kg and 5kg bags with use-by date of 22.08.2015
  • Doran’s, West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
  • Beshoff’s, West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin – mussels sold in 1kg net bags with use-by date of 20.08.2015
  • Kish Fish, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17
  • Kish Fish, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7
  • Morgan’s Fine Fish, Omeath, Co. Louth
  • Morgan’s Fish Stand, Park Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth
  • Glenmar, Union Hall, Co. Cork
  • Normandy Ireland, Schull, Co. Cork
  • Baltimore Fresh Fish, Baltimore, Co. Cork
  • O’Driscoll’s, Schull, Co. Cork
  • Bantry Central Fish, Bantry, Co. Cork
  • J&C Fish, Dundalk, Co. Louth
  • Keoghs Fish Shop, New Quay, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
  • Seacatch Retail Fish Stand, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan


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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is advising consumers of a food recall of fresh mussels supplied from Wednesday of this week to some retail stores throughout Ireland.  The mussels were harvested from Roaringwater Bay, Co. Cork on Monday and Tuesday of this week and may contain harmful levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins.  These mussels were sold loose and in bags at fresh fish counters in some retail outlets nationwide.  The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the product at home not to eat the affected mussels. The implicated mussels have now been removed from sale. 

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain which can start between 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion. Complete recovery occurs within a number of days.

Action Required:


The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the mussels to check with the store where they purchased them and not to eat them if they are implicated in this recall.