Monday August 11, 2008

Ireland: Food Poisoning Outbreak

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Meat products processed at a plant in Co. Kildare are being withdrawn following an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning in Ireland and the UK. To date, there have been 8 cases in Ireland.

An ongoing investigation into the outbreak by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has found evidence of a possible link with products processed at Dawn Farm Foods Ltd, in Naas, County Kildare (plant number 734).

Information gathered by the FSAI suggests that potentially contaminated beef product was supplied to the Subway chain of food outlets. The FSAI has received assurance from Subway that this product has been removed from sale.

In light of this, as a precautionary measure in the interests of public health all products processed on the same production line as this beef product at Dawn Farm Foods (plant number 734) are being withdrawn. A list of these products is available and will be updated on the FSAI’s website

Dawn Farm Foods has confirmed to the FSAI that it is withdrawing selected batches of cooked beef, cooked chicken and cooked bacon products from the made-to-order sandwich trade. The FSAI is urging food outlets providing made-to-order sandwiches to comply swiftly and completely with the withdrawal.


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