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06th Feb 2017

Two Avoca Food Products Have Been Recalled Due To The Presence Of A Serious Bacteria

Alana Laverty

Avoca is recalling a single batch each of its Avoca Hummus and Avoca Colcannon because of the presence of a serious bacteria. 

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), Listeria monocytogenes present in the two products is a species of pathogenic bacteria that causes a serious disease known as listeriosis.

Listeriosis which “can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system”. 

The FSAI advise consumers who have bought the implicated batch should dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase. 

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Read the full FSAI report here

UPDATE: Avoca has since released a statement confirming that it will be carrying out an investigation into the incident.

“We can confirm that a voluntarily recall of a single batch of
two Avoca products has been initiated after routine testing indicated
the product did not meet the usual high standard. We notified the authorities of our decision to recall the batch of
products concerned as a precautionary measure.

“The products were on sale in Avoca stores only and have been
withdrawn from sale. Customer notices are on display in store with
the product recall details. In line with Avoca’s commitment to quality and food
safety, we are treating this matter very seriously and conducting a
thorough investigation”.

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