Urgent recall extended for expired raw chicken sold at Lidl, Aldi Tesco and Dunnes in Ireland after salmonella was discovered

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has extended an earlier urgent recall of raw chicken sold in Ireland.

Health chiefs issued an urgent recall for over thirty chicken products sold at Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Glenmore last week.

Over thirty products are being recalled


Over thirty products are being recalledCredit: FSA

Western Brand originally recalled expired batches of raw chicken products due to detection of Salmonella Typhimurium.

The statement, published on the FSA website, read: “These products were sold as fresh and past their use-by date, but the labels state that they are suitable for home freezing.

“Recall notifications are displayed at the point of sale.”

Today, the FSAI extended Western Brand’s recall of various raw chicken products due to the presence of Salmonella.

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In a statement published on the website, the FSA said: “Continue Food alert 2023.02 Western Brand is conducting a precautionary recall of additional lots of various raw chicken products due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

“See the table below for details of the affected lots.

“Point of sale recall notices will be displayed in stores that receive the affected lots.”

Because of the nature of the hazard posed by these products, the FSA recommends that retailers withdraw the affected lots from sale and post a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected lots were sold.

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Consumers are advised not to eat the affected batches of raw chicken.

If the chicken has already been eaten, cooking should eliminate the risk.

However, if the chicken is in your freezer, eating it is not recommended.

In a reminder to consumers, health chiefs said: “Raw chicken should always be sanitized during thawing and preparation and thoroughly cooked before consumption”.

Individuals infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after consumption, but can range from 6 to 72 hours.

The most common symptom is diarrhea, which in some cases can be bloody.

Other symptoms include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, although sometimes the diarrhea can be severe enough to require hospitalization.

Young children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system are more likely to have a serious illness.

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