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Health food company recalls licorice root containing high level of toxin

The FSAI said it is unlikely people would be made sick by the product.

THE FOOD SAFETY Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned consumers about a batch of of licorice root which contains high levels of a toxin.

Health food company, Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd, is recalling a batch of its licorice root, which is available in a number of health food stores cross Ireland.

The recall follows the detection of high levels of Ochratoxin A in the batch. It was found that the product exceeded the tolerable weekly intake level of the toxin.

An FSAI spokesperson stressed this was only in certain batches and the chances of someone becoming sick from it would be low unless they were eating large amounts of the root.

Point of sale recall notices will be displayed in the shops where the implicated batches were sold.

The affected batch has best before dates from 19/01/17 to 22/05/17.

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