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FSAI Serve Notice On Iceland Ireland.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) confirms it has served a notice on Thursday 16th June 2023 on Metron Stores Limited, trading as Iceland Ireland for the immediate withdrawal from its retail stores of all imported frozen food of animal origin which has been imported into Ireland since 3rd March 2023.

In addition, the FSAI is directing the company to recall the implicated product from consumers. As a precaution, the FSAI is advising consumers not to eat any imported frozen food of animal origin bought from Iceland Ireland stores since 3rd March 2023. Foods of animal origin are any products that contain ingredients that come from an animal, such as chicken, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, etc. This enforcement action is due to a number of identified breaches of food legislation and an ongoing investigation.

The reasons for serving this notice include:

Inadequate evidence of traceability of imported frozen food of animal origin in Iceland Ireland. There have been a number of incidents of non-compliance with import control legislation in relation to frozen foods of animal origin. Some frozen food of animal origin has been imported into Ireland without pre-notification and completion of entry declarations and health certificates since 3rd March 2023.

Discussions with the company have taken place and the investigation involves the FSAI; the Environmental Health Service of the Health Service Executive; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.

As part of the investigation, the FSAI has informed the European Commission, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) UK, Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Scotland and are sharing relevant information to support the investigation.

The FSAI Advice Line can be contacted at info@fsai.ie or through our social media channels @FSAIinfo. Further details can be found on the FSAI website.

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