Irish mixed salad leaves product recalled due to possible presence of Cryptosporidium
Cryptosporidium can cause watery diarrhoea, which is particularly dangerous for older people, young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced that all batches of an Irish mixed leaves product are being withdrawn from sale as a precautionary measure, due to the possible presence of Cryptosporidium.
All batches of Gold River Quality Mixed Salad Leaves (Seasonal Salad Box – see below), with all best before dates are being withdrawn from sale as a precaution and caterers have been advised not to use the implicated products.
Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite which causes cryptosporidiosis, a common form of gastroenteritis.
Watery diarrhoea is the most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis, which can be particularly serious for young children, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.