Butter recalled in Ireland due to major health concerns
This sounds nasty.
Bandon Co-Op butter is being recalled due to health concerns.
The butter, which has only been sold in Cork, has Listeria monocytogenes which is a bacteria that causes infections.
According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland:
"Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.
"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 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days."
The pack size in question is 454 g with the batch code L134 and ‘Best-before’ date of 14/09/2019.
Retailers are being asked 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 are being warned not to eat it.