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Avoca recalls hummus and colcannon over presence of Listeria

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland today issued a public warning over a single batch each of the products.
Feb 4th 2017, 1:56 PM 17,660 15

FOOD RETAILER AVOCA has recalled batches of its hummus and colcannon due to the presence Listeria.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland today issued a public warning over a single batch each of the products.

The FSAI said that Avoca was recalling the batches because of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products.

Listeriosis is a serious disease which can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system.

The affected products are the Avoca Hummus (264g); Avoca Colcannon (550g).

The hummus has a use by date of 09.02.17; the Colcannon has a use by date of 04.02.17.

Food businesses are being told to remove the affected products from sale and to clearly display a point of sale notice not to eat them.

Anyone who may have bought the affected batches are told to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase.

In a statement, Avoca said:

We can confirm that a voluntarily recall of a single batch of two Avoca products has been initiated after routine testing indicated the product did not meet the usual high standard.
We notified the authorities of our decision to recall the batch of products concerned as a precautionary measure.
The products were on sale in Avoca stores only and have been withdrawn from sale. Customer notices are on display in store with the product recall details.
In line with Avoca’s commitment to quality and food safety, we are treating this matter very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation.

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