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Bounce Energy Balls recalled over potential listeria risk

Cashew & Pecan Lift and Apple Cinnamon Protein Punch products have been taken off the shelves.

A NUMBER OF Bounce Energy Balls have been recalled due to a food poisoning scare.

The health food products have been recalled “as a precautionary measure” as they may be infected with bacteria that can cause listeria, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says.

“As a precautionary measure, Bounce Food Limited is recalling batches of its Cashew & Pecan Vitality Lift Energy Balls and its Apple & Cinnamon Protein Punch Energy Balls, due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes,” the FSAI said on its website.

The affected products, which come from the UK, are Cashew & Pecan Lift with best before date ranges from 29/08/2016 to 15/02/2017 and Apple Cinnamon Protein Punch with best before date ranges from 28/08/2016 to 12/03/2017.

Recall notices will be displayed in all stores which were supplied with the affected batches, the FSAI said.

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Listeria poisoning can seriously affect older people, very young children and those whose defences are weakened due to a lowered immune system. In pregnant women, the infection can result in miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth or serious infection of the newborn.

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