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ALDI Thurles To Close For Refurbishments

ALDI Supermarket, situated here in Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, will close for refurbishments from 8.00pm on Saturday July 22nd, 2017.

The Supermarket will reopen again, just four days later, at 9.00am on Thursday July 27th.

The popular supermarket in Thurles opens each day, Monday to Saturday at 9.00am; and each Sunday at 10.00am.

Same remains open until 9.00pm each night, Monday through to Saturday; closing on Sundays at 7.00pm.


FSAI Recall Meat Free Mince

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Lidl have announced (Thursday, 29th June 2017), that all ‘batch codes’ and all ‘best before dates’ of the product “What’s Cooking?” Meat Free Mince (454g) are to be recalled, due to the possible presence of small pieces of blue plastic.
The FSAI have added that point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in all Lidl stores.

Coincidentally, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Aldi Stores Ltd. had announced (Thursday, 27th June 2017) two days previously is was recalling batches of Mae’s Kitchen Frozen Meat-Free Mince, due also to the possible presence of small pieces of blue plastic. Point-of-sale recall notices will also be displayed in Aldi stores.


Global Confectionery Giant Mars Recall Chocolate

Mars Ireland and Mars Chocolate UK are voluntarily recalling certain Galaxy Smooth Milk Chocolate bars, Galaxy Minstrels, and Galaxy Counters and Teasers bars, which they admit may potentially carry Salmonella.

Following routine testing the company fear that some of their ingredient product may carry the potentially deadly bacteria and warn consumers not to eat the affected confectionery .

The products affected, listed below, all have a ‘best-before’ date of either May 6th 2018 or May 13th 2018.

The known products being recalled are listed hereunder :
(A) Galaxy Milk 200g Bar – product code AC76R, batches 719G1SLO00, 719G2SLO00, with the best before date of May 6, 2018, and batches 720A2SLO00, 720B1SLO00 with the best before date of May 13, 2018.
(B) Galaxy Milk 42g Bar – product code AN22R, batch number 719G2SLO00, with the best before date of May 6, 2018.
(C) Galaxy Milk 4x42g Multipack Bars – product code AF67D, batches 719G1SLO00 and 719G2SLO00 with the best before date of May 6, 2018.
(D) Galaxy Counters 112g Pouch – product code AW99G in Ireland, batch numbers 720B1SLO00 and 720C1SLO00 with best before dates of May 13, 2018.
(E) Galaxy Counters 78g Treat Bag – product code AW99N, batch number 719G2SLO00, with the best before date of May, 6, 2018.
(F) Galaxy Minstrels 118g Pouch (Sweet Nights In promotion) – product code BJ30K, batch number 720B1SLO00, with the best before date of May 13, 2018.
(G) Maltesters Teasers 35g Bar – product code AX46E, batches 720C1SLO00 and 720D2SLO00 in the UK and Ireland, with the best before date of May 13, 2018.

Consumers are advised not to eat any of the listed products, but to contact Mars’ Consumer Care Team on Tel: 1890 812315 or www.mars.ie/contact.

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Same develops 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness can lastup to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however diarrhoea and dehydration may be so severe that it becomes  necessary to enter hospital.

Persons who have impaired immune systems, some older adults, and infants are at highest risk.


FSAI Issue Closure Order On Tipperary Food Outlet

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today report that seven ‘Closure Orders’ and one ‘Prohibition Order’ were served on food businesses during the month of May, for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

The Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order relate to premises in Dublin, Sligo, Wicklow, Donegal and include one ‘Closure Order’ in Co.Tipperary.

The Tipperary ‘Closure Order’ refers to the food preparation area and associated food activities at the Maid of Erin public house, situated at No’s 9/10 Church Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary which has now been declared a ‘Closed Area’.

This closure does not preclude or impede, in any way, the service of drinks in the bar areas of the premises.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was first established under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998.  This Act was legislated in July 1998 and came into effect on 1st January 1999.

The Authority is a statutory, independent and science-based body, dedicated to protecting public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and hygiene.

The principal function of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is to protect consumers by leading a collaborative food safety community to continuously raise food standards and create a culture of excellence.


Food Safety Authority Recall Skellig Bay Yellowfin Tuna Steaks

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have instructed the Supermarket chain ALDI to recall a batch of Skellig Bay Yellowfin Tuna Steaks because of a “possible health risk.”  The Food Safety Authority are recalling the tuna steak batch because of what they have identified as ‘a high level of histamine’. [1]

The Skellig Bay Yellowfin Tuna Steak batches (240g) (Approval number: IE CK 0053 EC), have use-by dates: 05/04/201713/04/1714/04/17; 15/04/2017 and 17/04/2017 and have a product code No. 76993.

Any customers who have purchased any of the affected product are being asked to immediately return same to their supermarket and receive a full refund.

A statement on ALDI’s website reads: “We are recalling this product due to the detection of high levels of histamine. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone who consumes it. If you have bought the above product, please do not eat it.”

There has been one known report of illness linked with one of the affected batches. Point-of-sale recall notices will now be displayed in ALDI stores. The discovery was first posted by the Food Safety Authority on Thursday last.

[1] Scombrotoxic (histamine) poisoning is a chemical intoxication, in which symptoms typically develop rapidly (from 10 minutes to two hours) after the ingestion of food containing the toxic histamine levels.  The range of symptoms experienced is wide, but may include an oral burning or tingling sensation, skin rash and localised inflammation, hypo-tension, headaches and flushing. In some cases vomiting and diarrhoea may develop and elderly or sick individuals may require hospital treatment. The symptoms usually resolve themselves within 24 hours.