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Some dodgy mussels sold this week could have you on the loo for days

The FSAI are warning that they could lead to diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

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IF YOU’VE BOUGHT fresh mussels in the last few days it’s probably a good idea to have a think about where you got them from.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is advising people that some mussels harvested off the Cork coast this week may contain toxins that could cause diarrhoea or vomiting.

The mussels were taken from Roaringwater Bay and the FSAI say they may have harmful levels of a toxin that causes diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

The affected mussels have now been removed from sale but they may already have been bought by customers.

These mussels were sold loose and in bags at fresh fish counters.

If consumed, an individual would begin to feel unwell after about a half an hour, with symptoms that could persist for a number of days.

Anyone who has eaten the mussels and is feeling unwell should see a doctor.

The implicated mussels were sold in the following local stores this week. They were also sold in a number of Dunnes Stores and SuperValue outlets.


Beshoff’s, Howth; Doran’s,Howth; Kish Fish, Coolock; Kish Fish, Smithfield.


Glenmar, Union Hall; Normandy Ireland, Schull; Baltimore Fresh Fish, Baltimore; O’Driscoll’s, Schull; Bantry Central Fish, Bantry.


Morgan’s Fine Fish, Omeath; Morgan’s Fish Stand, Dundalk; J&C Fish, Dundalk.


Keoghs Fish Shop, Clonmel.


Seacatch Retail Fish Stand, Carrickmacross.

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Rónán Duffy

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