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FSAI & Aldi Recall Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Polish Chicken

On the advice of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) a batch of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken has been recalled due to the presence of Salmonella.

The product identified is Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken; pack size: 210g; approval number: PL 10610342 WE, with the country of origin stated as Poland.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch. The implicated batch was sold in Aldi stores.

Nature of Danger:
People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:
Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.

For obvious reasons, consumers are asked not to eat the implicated batch.


Recall Of Glensallagh Roast Chicken Breast Pieces

A batch of roast chicken breast pieces has been recalled over fears of a dangerous bacteria that can cause serious complications to pregnant women, babies and especially people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Faughan Foods (O’Brien Fine Foods) have recalled a batch of Glensallagh Family Pack Roast Chicken Breast Pieces. The recall is due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers are being warned not to eat batch P3527 with use by date of 13th Sep. 2020 of chicken, which has been sold in Lidl stores across Ireland.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

The FSAI have warned that Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.

In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications.


Food Safety Authority of Ireland Recall Iceland Chicken Products

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have informed Iceland to recall batches of its Chip Shop Curry 4 Chicken Breast Toppers and its Southern Fried Chicken Popsters, due to the presence of Salmonella.

Point-of-sale recall notices will now be displayed in stores which were supplying the implicated batches; which name the country of origin as Poland.

These particular products refer to Iceland Chip Shop Curry 4 Chicken Breast Toppers; pack size: 400g; with best before dates: 27/02/2021, 17/03/2021 and 08/04/2021.


Iceland Southern Fried Chicken Popsters; pack size: 220g; best before date: 04/04/2021.

To remind our readers; Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects a consumer’s intestinal tract. The bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and is spread through faeces / excrement (Waste matter discharged from the bowels).


Homework Helper: Something Fishy

Learn about fish, water and angling with the help of the Irish educational programme ‘Something Fishy’.

‘Something Fishy’ is an Irish educational programme developed by the Central Fisheries Board (CFB) and Blackrock Education Centre (BEC). It is aimed at primary school pupils aged 10-13 years and teaches about fish, water, angling, and the overall environment.

The ‘Something Fishy’ programme comprises a ‘Kids Zone’ (View HERE), ‘Teachers Zone’ (View HERE) and ‘Resources Section’ (View HERE).

The eight lessons supported across the kids, teachers and resource zones enable children to learn about water; the life cycle of a salmon called Bradán; fish and nutrition and how to be a responsible angler, conservationist and environmentalist.

To learn more about the ‘Something Fishy’ programme visit HERE or contact ‘Something Fishy’, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Anglesea Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, by phone on +353 (0)52 618 0055 or by email at contact@fisheriesireland.ie

Help conserve our Irish waterways and protect our fish. Do remember you can report pollution or poaching 24 hours a day by phoning: 1890 34 74 24.


“Do Not Consume” Water Notice Issued For West Tipperary Border

Yesterday, May 9th 2020, Irish Water (Uisce Éireann) issued a “Do not consume notice” to several hundred customers, latter supplied by the Carrigmore Water Scheme; after elevated nitrate levels were discovered affecting homes on the Limerick/Tipperary border.

High levels of nitrate in ground water usually indicates an overuse of chemical fertilizers, or improper disposal of human or animal waste. Nitrate, however, can occur naturally in surface and groundwater, but at a level that does not generally cause health problems.

So what caused this problem? Irish Water refuses to comment.

A similar notice, from Irish Water, was issued with regard to Templetuohy village, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, in late January of 2020. Some 3.5 months later this notice appears to remain in place.

Currently it takes, on average, 27 minutes to make phone contact with staff in Irish Water, before being told “We don’t know”. Irish Water refuses to interpret; convey or chastise, publicly or privately, those responsible for “Dirty Farming Practises” mostly causing such high levels of nitrate in our drinking water.

We do understand bottled water has been delivered to those people impacted by the problem, but possibly only to those families with infants, as is usual according to an Irish Water official with whom we spoke.

Irish Water state it is O.K. to wash our bodies, clothing and cooking utensils in water contaminated by human and animal defecation.

At a time when HSE guidance on handwashing is considered totally essential; Irish Water stated yesterday that it was imperative that drinking water from this named water scheme supply is not consumed by infants. They also stated that same water could continue to be used for personal hygiene, flushing of toilets, for laundry and the washing of household utensils.

Note: Boiling such water in this case does not make the slightest difference in terms of reducing nitrate levels and therefore any affected water boiled, will continues to remain unsuitable for human consumption.

Could this be yet another pandemic waiting to destroy our very existence?

Remember our food sources do not have access to bottled water.