An urgent recall food product in Ireland has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in the UK.
Earlier this week, Ireland’s Food Safety Authority (FSAI) A product recall alert was issued over Mr. Burke’s original scratches due to the possibility of salmonella.
Refund notices are displayed at points of sale in Iceland stores where the batches involved are sold, with customers advised not to eat affected products.
According to the FSAI, Who issued the alert on MondaySymptoms in people infected with salmonella usually appear between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but can range from 6 to 72 hours.
The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, and abdominal cramps.
The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, although diarrhea can sometimes be severe enough to require hospitalization.
The organization added that the elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to serious diseases.
Mr. Porky’s Original Scratchings Snacks recall originated in the UK, with batches affected having all dates up to 19 February 2022.
According to reports from the UK, pork scratches linked to salmonella poisoning have left at least 12 people needing hospital treatment.
The country’s Food Standards Agency issued its own recall notice last week about the products.
She said: « Tayto Group Ltd is taking the precautionary step of recalling certain Mr Porky, Jay’s and The Real Pork Crackling Company products because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
« If you purchased any of the above products, don’t eat them. Instead, return them to the store they were purchased from for a full refund. »
The FSA has raised concerns about the snacks that Taito Group makes at its factory in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Production was voluntarily halted at the plant connected to the outbreak once a potential link was first identified earlier this month.
According to the British agency, tests have found a link to 176 cases of salmonella poisoning reported across the UK between September 2020 and now.
The products recalled in the UK are: Mr. Porky Original Scratchings, Mr. Porky Crispy Strips, Mr. Porky Crackles, Mr. Porky Prime Cut Scratchings, Jay’s Pork Scratchings, and the Real Pork Crackling Company Pork Crunch.
Dr Leslie Larkin, Head of Surveillance, Public Health England’s Gastrointestinal Pathogens Unit, said: « We have established an association of 176 cases based on analysis of data obtained through whole genome sequencing and epidemiological investigations.
These investigations, along with those of local authorities, have indicated that the source of infection was pork scratching produced by one UK company. The Food Standards Agency has taken action on these findings to mitigate any further public health risks from contaminated food. »
Tayto Group Ltd said production at the plant will resume once all necessary checks are completed.
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