Batch of roast chicken breast pieces recalled from Irish Lidl stores due to presence of Listeria monocytogenes
Listeria monocytogenes can cause vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, severe headache and in some cases, serious complications.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced that a batch of family pack of roast chicken breast pieces has been recalled from Lidl stores in Ireland due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Faughan Foods is recalling the batch of Glensallagh Family Pack Roast Chicken Breast Pieces (see below). Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch, which was sold in Lidl stores.
Food containing Listeria monocytogenes, commonly known as listeria, can cause listeriosis.
While listeriosis is mild in most cases and can cause flu-like symptoms or vomiting and diarrhoea, it can, in rare cases, be more severe and cause serious complications.
Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly. The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is, on average, three weeks but can range between three and 70 days.
More information on listeriosis is available here.
Retailers have been requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.
Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.