Health chiefs have issued an urgent recall of raw chicken sold in Ireland.
Over 30 chicken products sold at Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Glenmore have been recalled.
Western Brand is recalling the expired lots of raw chicken products below due to detection of Salmonella Typhimurium.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said: “These products were sold as fresh and past their use-by date, but the labels say they are suitable for freezing at home.
“Recall notifications are displayed at the point of sale.”
People infected with Salmonella usually develop symptoms after 12 to 36 hours.
The most common symptom is diarrhea, along with fever, headache and abdominal cramps.
The illness usually lasts between four and seven days and can sometimes be severe enough to require hospitalization.
The FSAI added that the elderly, infants and those with compromised immune symptoms are more likely to have “serious illnesses”.
Consumers who have the affected batches in their freezers have been warned not to eat them.
Meanwhile, two products have been pulled from Lidl shelves after gluten was discovered in products labeled gluten-free.
The affected batch could cause significant health problems for people with gluten allergies who consume the product.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued a recommendation on a batch of Just Free Gluten Free Puddings.
Gluten was detected in one batch of both the white sausage and black pudding ranges.
The batch numbers involved are 041-22 with the use-by date of 05/20/2022.
Recall notices have been posted in all Lidl stores across the country.
A spokesman for the FSAI said: “Gluten was detected in the above batch of Just Free Gluten Free Black Pudding, which is not stated on the label, and as such the batch is being recalled.
“This may make the affected batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to gluten-containing grains.
“As a precautionary measure, the aforementioned batch of Just Free Gluten Free White Pudding is also being recalled.
“Point-of-sale recall notifications will be displayed in the Lidl stores that are supplied with the affected batches.”
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