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Food Safety Authority Warns Consumers Not To Eat Loyd Grossman Korma Sauce

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today advises that a product recall of Loyd Grossman Korma Sauce is underway in Ireland.  The FSAI has identified that an implicated batch of this product which is linked to two cases of botulism in the UK has been distributed to Tesco Ireland. The FSAI is warning consumers who have purchased this specific product not to eat it.

Affected packs are:

  • Loyd Grossman Korma sauce 350 gram jar
  • Batch code is 1218R
  • Best before date February 2013.  

Premier Foods, the distributors are recalling the product from retailers and are liaising with the FSAI in relation to its actions. The FSAI advises that anyone that has consumed this  product and feels unwell should seek medical attention immediately.  Consumers who have the product at home should dispose of the product or return it to their retailer.

Prof Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, said, “Botulism is a particularly nasty illness and can be potentially life threatening if left untreated. It is caused by a toxin that is produced by bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.  Foods contaminated with Cl. Botulinum do not look, smell or taste any different from uncontaminated foods so given the serious nature of this illness our advice to consumers is if you have bought this specific product do not to eat it.”

The FSAI is working closely with its counterparts in the UK on this matter and will update consumers as necessary.  At this time no other batches or varieties of Loyd Grossman products are thought to be affected.

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