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Bought these mussels recently? Dump them...

Well only if they’re Shellfish De La Mer frozen cooked mussels that are being recalled.

BATCHES OF FROZEN cooked mussels are being recalled.

The Shellfish De La Mer Ltd frozen cooked mussels have been “linked to reports of illnesses associated with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning” according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

They were on sale in Dunnes Stores and Tesco, both retailers have confirmed that the mussels have now been removed from sale.

The exact implicated batches are:

Shellfish De La Mer Ltd, Cooked Mussel Meats (frozen), pack size 500g:

  • Batch code: 72774/13286 – best before April 2015
  • Batch code: 72774/13349 – best before June 2015

Chief Executive of the FSAI, Professor Alan Reilly said,

“It’s important that consumers who may have bought the implicated product, check their freezers and throw out any implicated product they may have. Consumers who have affected product in their freezer are advised to dispose of it or alternatively return it to the store they purchased it from.

We are strongly advising consumers not to eat the affected product. Eating contaminated mussels could cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

“Symptoms are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain which can start between 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion. Complete recovery occurs within a number of days.

Consumers who may have already consumed this product and are feeling unwell, should seek medical advice.

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