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Recall of Smoked Pork Sausage Produced by Rimantas Meats, due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2019.20

Product:

Smoked Pork Sausage produced by Rimantas Meats, Belturbet,
Co. Cavan, approval number: IE 2826 EC

Batch Code:

All batch codes, all expiry dates.

Country Of Origin:

Ireland

Message:

Listeria monocytogenes was detected in a batch of ready-to-eat smoked pork sausage (use by date: 07/06/2019) which was produced by Rimantas Meats, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.  As a precautionary measure, all batches of Rimantas Meats smoked pork sausage are being recalled.  These products were mainly sold at food markets in the North East region.

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:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Food businesses which were supplied with the implicated products are requested to remove them from sale and clearly display a point-of-sale notice informing consumers not to eat the products.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated smoked pork sausage.

Large sausage
Small sausage.