Here’s how the national papers reported the listeria recall of farmed salmon.
Smoked salmon recalled amid Listeria fears
Smoked salmon products sold by a leading fish producer have been recalled after the presence of Listeria was detected in certain batches.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the recall notice on batches of farmed oak smoked salmon with Clarke’s Fish Exports label as “a precautionary measure”.
Affected batches have use-by dates ranging from December 19th to January 8th next year.
Clarke’s Organic Farmed Smoked Salmon is not affected by this recall while the farmed salmon with a use by date of 11/01/14 has also been given the all clear.
The affected smoked salmon was supplied to distributors, online customers and retail shops both in Ireland and across Europe.
A spokesman for the Co Mayo company said it was committed to the highest standards of hygiene and quality. He said the company was working with the authorities to ensure an efficent recall of the affected products.
Food business operators who have bought the affected smoked salmon have been asked to remove it from sale and clearly display a point of sale notice informing customers not to eat it.
Consumers have been told not to eat the implicated product and they can return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.
Listeriosis is serious and can even be life threatening. Specific segments of the population would be deemed at particular risk including pregnant women, the elderly and people with impaired immune functions. Ends
Safety recall for smoked salmon
Clarke’s Fish Exports Ltd has withdrawn batches of its smoked salmon
21 December 2013
A LEADING Irish fish producer has withdrawn batches of its smoked salmon after the potentially life-threatening listeria bug was detected in some samples.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) posted details of a recall by Clarke’s Fish Exports Ltd of its farmed Irish Oak Smoked Salmon in pack sizes ranging from 100g to 1kg.
It advised consumers not to eat the implicated smoked salmon, which is popular at Christmas, and food businesses to remove it from sale and display notices in shops advising customers not to eat it.
The affected batches have use by dates between 19/12/2013 and 08/01/2014, and the packs have approval number IE MO 0009 EC.
The FSAI notice said that “listeriosis is serious and can be life threatening in vulnerable individuals”.
“Specific segments of the population would be deemed at particular risk including pregnant women, the elderly and people with impaired immune functions,” it said.
Clarke’s managing director John Clarke said the company was working closely with health authorities and its customers to recall this product as quickly as possible.
Clarke’s said customers with queries or concerns could contact its helpline at 096 21022. Ends