Shellfish De La Mer recalls batches of frozen cooked Irish mussel meats
Implicated mussel meats on sale in some Dunnes Stores and Tesco Ireland outlets have been removed due to a threat of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning
14 March 2014
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has advised that a product recall is being undertaken of specific batches of
Shellfish De La Mer frozen Irish Cooked Mussel Meats. The recall is underway due to implicated batches of this product being linked to reports of illnesses associated with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. The implicated mussel meats were on sale in some Dunnes Stores and Tesco Ireland outlets throughout Ireland and these retailers have confirmed that affected product has been removed from sale. The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the product at home not to eat the affected batches.
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) and (Batch code: 72774/13349 – best before June 2015).
According to Prof. Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI, it is important that consumers who may have bought the implicated product, check their freezers and throw the product out if they have it.
"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," he said.