THE FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY of Ireland (FSAI) has announced a further recall of raw chicken products due to the possible presence of Salmonella.
The recall, which is being undertaken by Western Brand as a precautionary measure, impacts a number of chicken products across multiple supermarket chains.
Last week, multiple expired batches of raw chicken were recalled by the FSAI over salmonella concerns.
According to the FSAI, the recall is related to an ongoing investigation by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine into incidences of Salmonella within Irish chicken flocks.
However, the food safety watchdog has said that there have been no confirmed cases of Salmonella in humans related to this investigation.
The impacted batches are set out below:
The FSAI has warned people against eating the impacted batches.
“If anyone has any of the affected chicken product at home, we are advising them not to eat it,” said Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI.
“Just as a reminder to consumers, raw chicken should always be handled hygienically to prevent cross contamination with ready-to-eat food and raw chicken should never be washed.
“Always wash your hands after handling it and always wash any utensils you’ve used to prepare it. Raw chicken should always be cooked thoroughly before eating it.”
The FSAI says that it is currently liaising with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and that testing is ongoing.
People who contract Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, with the most common symptom being diarrhoea.
Other symptoms of Salmonella include fever, headache and abdominal cramps, with the illness typically lasting between four and seven days.