Batches of milk sold in Irish supermarkets recalled due to presence of bacteria 1 week ago

Batches of milk sold in Irish supermarkets recalled due to presence of bacteria

Two-litre milk products from a number of brands sold in Irish supermarkets have been recalled.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced that certain batches of milk are being recalled by Arrabawn Co-op as they are considered potentially unsafe due to the presence of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria.

Various brands of two-litre milk sold in Aldi, Gala, Spar and Mace are amongst the products being recalled; details and pictures of the affected products can be seen below.

Enterobacteriaceae are a group of bacteria, of which some can be harmful to humans, the FSAI says.

The test for Enterobacteriaceae is used as an indicator of poor hygiene, process failure and/or post-processing contamination of heat processed foods. The test itself does not confirm the presence of harmful bacteria.

Retailers have been requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold.

Caterers have been informed not to use the implicated batches and consumers advised not to drink them; all affected products have a use-by date of 26 or 27 October.