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Irish bread product sold in Tesco, Supervalu and Dunnes urgently recalled over bacteria concerns

Dublin Live logo Dublin Live 11/06/2022 Emma Nevin

Batches of Pat the Baker and Irish Pride bread crumbs have been recalled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The batches may contain Listeria monocytogenes, a disease-causing bacteria.

The following batches are affected with a best before date from 27/05/2022 to 15/06/2022:

Read more: List of food items including prawns being recalled from SuperValu, Tesco, Dunnes and more

  • Pat the Baker Quality Bread Quality Crumb; pack size: 400g
  • Pat the Baker Breadcrumb; pack size: 5Kg
  • Irish Pride Bread Crumbs; pack size: 400g
  • Irish Pride Catering Bread Crumbs; pack size: 2Kg

Consumers have been warned not to eat the implicated batches and point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores.

The FSAI said that Listeria monocytogenes can cause mild flu-like symptoms, but can also cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Implicated batch of Irish Pride bread crumbs being recalled © FSAI Implicated batch of Irish Pride bread crumbs being recalled

They said in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications.

Pat the Baker bread crumbs being recalled © FSAI Pat the Baker bread crumbs being recalled

Pregnant women, babies and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes.

Implicated batch of Pat the Baker bread crumbs being recalled © FSAI Implicated batch of Pat the Baker bread crumbs being recalled

The incubation period, time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing, is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

Implicated batch of Irish Pride bread crumbs being recalled © FSAI Implicated batch of Irish Pride bread crumbs being recalled

Read more: Full list of items including meat and veg being recalled from Dunnes Stores, M&S and other Irish shops

Read more: Frozen fish, ice-cream and more items being recalled from Dunnes Stores, Lidl, SuperValu and Tesco

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