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Müller Yoghurts Recalled From Irish Stores

Several products manufactured by Müller have been recalled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland over fears of the presence of small pieces of metal. This recall referrs to batches of yoghurt, dessert and rice products. 

Product details:
Müller Corner Fruit 6 Pack – Cherry & Blackberry/Raspberry
Pack size 6x143g. Best before 4th March.
Müller Corner Fruit 6 Pack – Strawberry & Peach/Apricot
Pack size 6x143g. Best before 26th February, 2nd March.
Brooklea Light Fruit 6 Pack – Raspberry and Cranberry, Strawberry
Pack size 1050g (6x175g). Best before 2th March. , 26th February, 4th March.
Milbona Fat Free Greek Yoghurt – Strawberry
Pack size 4x125g. Use by 4th March.
Milbona Fat Free Yoghurt Multipack – Mixed
Pack size 6x165g. Use by 26th February, 4th March.
Milbona Fat Free Fruit Yoghurt – Strawberry
Pack size 165g. Use by 4th March.
Müller Corner Favourites 6 Pack – Strawberry, Vanilla/Chocolate Balls & Digestive Biscuit
Pack size 6×130/143g. Best before 3rd March.
Müllerlight 6 Pack – Strawberry, Cherry & Raspberry/Cranberry
Pack size 6x160g
Best before 7th March.
Müllerlight – Cherry Single
Pack size 1x160g. Best before 13th March.
Müllerlight 6 Pack – Mango/Passionfruit, Peach/Pineapple & Mandarin
Pack size 6x160g. Best before 14th March.
Müllerlight Greek – Strawberry
Pack size 4x120g. Best before 7th March.
Müller Rice 6 Pack – Apple & Raspberry
Pack size 6x180g. Use by 8th March.
Müller Bliss Mascarpone Style Yogurt – Peach & Apricot
Pack size 4x110g. Best before 10th March.
Brooklea Light Strawberry Single Pot
Pack size 175g. Best before 26th February 4th March.

The Food Safety Authorities advice to consumers is if you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Note: This recall alert was issued yesterday. 


“Do Not Consume Notice” Issued With Regard To Templetuohy Water Supply

Please note, this is NOT a Boil Water Notice and boiling and cooling your water will NOT make it safe to drink for infants under six months.

Due to elevated levels of nitrate, the drinking water quality, entering the water supply scheme at Templetuohy village, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary has been contaminated.

As a result, and following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE); Irish Water and Tipperary County Council a “Do Not Consume Notice”, has been issued for all customers, especially for babies under the age of 6 months, which are being supplied by the Templetuohy Water Scheme supply.

The notice only applies to customers in receipt of today’s notice, latter posted through letterboxes.

Err on the side of caution
However, do err on the side of caution, just in case, accidently, nothing got posted through your mail box today.
Note: A Map of the Templetuohy Water Supply Scheme, detailing the area affected can be found HERE.

Note: Irish Water will provide bottled water to customers with children under six months old in this affected area. Customers should contact Tel: 1850 278278 to arrange for delivery.

Remember: An alternative safe water supply or bottled water should be only used to prepare infant feeds. Bottled water can be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of Natural Mineral Water, is regulated to the same standards as drinking water.


Doritos Tangy Cheese Recalled

Walkers Snacks Foods are today, (January 11th, 2020), urgently recalling Doritos Tangy Cheese flavoured chips (180g bags) from the market place; as the product contains soya, which, in error is not accurately declared on the label.

People can be allergic to soy, a product of soybeans, and can go into life-threatening anaphylactic shock, if same is consumed.

Although the product does includes precautionary allergen labelling for soya, it is undeclared in the actual ingredients list and could therefore pose a risk to people with an allergy to soya.

Doritos Tangy Cheese Recall and Batch Codes Affected Are: –

Doritos with a best before date of June 6, 2020
06 06 20 GBC 205 364
06 06 20 GBC 205 363
06 06 20 GBC 203 364
06 06 20 GBC 203 363
06 06 20 GBC 202 364
06 06 20 GBC 202 363
Pack size 180g

(All product with Best Before Codes of 13/06/20 and after, are not affected.)


Junior Cert Resource Pack On Reducing Food Waste

Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland publishes Junior Cert resource pack on reducing food waste to tackle climate change.

The EPA have produced an educational resource pack to support over 20,000 Junior Certificate students to learn about sustainable living through the Home Economics curriculum.

Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions we can take to address climate change. The resource pack is to be used by Home Economics teachers to engage students on food waste prevention. The pack supports the new Junior Cycle Curriculum and is available to all post-primary schools across the country. You can download the RESOURCE PACK HERE.

Ms Laura Burke, (EPA Director General), has statedsaid:
With over 200,000 tonnes of food waste generated in Irish homes every year, it is clear that we need to change how we manage our food from shopping – to storage – to cooking. The participation of teachers in the development of this resource ensures that it is of a high standard and relevant to the curriculum.”

The pack is a valuable resource for Home Economics Teachers and provides information and tools to teach students about food waste prevention and its important link to climate change. The pack contains an introduction for teachers; posters & handouts with attractive images and activity pages on planning & grocery shopping, food storage, cooking & preserving.

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Mr Richard Bruton T.D has welcomed the resource, stating:

“Managing our resources properly is crucial to securing a better, more sustainable Ireland for future generations. We know that 70% of food waste is avoidable and that this costs Irish households approximately €700 per year and contributes significantly to Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
This resource is a useful tool for teachers and will help students understand the importance of reducing food waste. It includes a number of practical steps, such as planning meals, making shopping lists, using proper storage methods etc, that students can apply in their own lives.

More broadly, we must do more to bring climate action into the classroom. Curriculum must reflect the importance of this issue and promote informed understanding. The Climate Action Plan commits to the development of new short course on climate action for Junior Cycle. It is crucial that our young people are informed and engage with, what is the biggest challenge of their generation.”

Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Joe McHugh TD has also welcomed the resource:

“Educating our students about Sustainable Development is key to ensuring responsible citizenship into the future. This resource promotes the active participation by young people in preventing food waste, which will positively impact on us, our children and future generations.”

Speaking at the launch of the resource at the annual conference of the Association for Home Economics Teachers, Ms Amanda McCloat (Head of the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College) said:

“This is a very useful resource for teachers. We are delighted to have been involved in the review process. Home Economics education empowers students with practical food literacy skills which are essential in helping to combat the problem of food waste.”

The resource was developed through the EPA-led Local Authority Prevention Network and is a collaboration between Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Roscommon County Council, Mayo County Council, VOICE Ireland and St. Angela’s College, Sligo.


FSAI Recall Celtic Pure Bottled Water Products

We understand that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have again issued a recall of Celtic Pure bottled water products, due to microbiological contamination.

The Irish watchdog’s second recall of products comes after batches of Celtic Pure Water were pulled from shelves on Monday last, after they were found to contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Enterococci and E. coli bacteria.

Today it was confirmed that further bacteria had been detected in other additional batches. Again, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci or E. coli bacteria were detected in implicated batches.

It should be noted that Pseudomonas aeruginosa poses a serious risk to people whose immune system has been severely compromised e.g. transplants or chemotherapy patients. The Enterococci and E. coli, contamination indicates that the bottled water has interacted with some faecal material.

The brands in question relate to Celtic Pure Still and Sparkling waters, contained in one-litre; two-litre; five-litre; 19 litre and 500ml containers. Find link to the affected brands and points of purchase HERE.

People who have already purchased the affected product are being advised not to consume same.