Butter product recalled over infection fears
The affected batch contains Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious complications, including meningitis.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has recalled a batch of Bandon Co-Op butter due to concerns over possible infections.
The product has been recalled due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes; bacteria that can cause infection, the symptoms of which can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.
In rare cases, the infection can cause serious complications, including meningitis.
The FSAI report notes that some people are more vulnerable to such infections, including pregnant women, babies, and those with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.
The incubation period is on average three weeks, but can range between three and 70 days.
The implicated batch of Bandon Co-Op butter was distributed to retail shops in Cork only.
Retailers have been requested to remove the affected batch from sale and clearly display a point-of-sale recall notice informing customers not to eat the affected batch.
Consumers have been requested not to consume the affected batch.