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Shelved Food Products Recalled

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and Mars Ireland have recalled a Batch of Galaxy Milk Bars and Maltesers, Fun Size Bags, due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

Product:  Galaxy Smooth Milk bar, 42g; Maltesers Fun Size bag
Batch Codes:  720B1SLO00, best before 13.05.2018 (Galaxy); and 720A1SLO00, best before 13.05.2018 (Maltesers).
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

You will remember that in June 2017, Mars Ireland recalled a range of its products due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Two pallets of the above implicated products were on hold with an Irish distributor awaiting destruction, but were placed again on the market accidentally. Mars Ireland are recalling the above specific batch of the 42g Galaxy Smooth Milk bar and Maltesers Fun Size bags.

Consumption of product from the implicated batches could cause salmonellosis. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever. There are no reports of illness.

Food businesses are requested to remove the affected batch of the two products from sale and to clearly display a point-of-sale notice informing customers not to eat them. They should also notify the FSAI (foodincidents@fsai.ie) of any concerns.
Consumers who may have already consumed implicated batches and are feeling unwell should seek medical advice.

Allergic to, or Intolerant of Walnuts?

Meanwhile earlier this month the Food Safety Authority Of Ireland and Tesco recalled a batch of its Finest Chocolate Cake as some of it had been incorrectly packed with carrot cake. The carrot cake contains walnuts which were undeclared on the label. This may make the batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of walnuts.

This Products Identification: Tesco Finest Chocolate Cake; best before date: 17 January 2018; Batch: D32/18003.

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