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Lidl Ireland Recall Batches Of Duc De Coeur Stuffed Mussels.

Today, Lidl Ireland have recalled batches of Duc De Coeur Mussels stuffed with parsley and garlic due to cooking instructions not being labelled in English and having undeclared molluscs, milk and gluten.

Alert Notifications: 2022.55 and 202.A25
Product: Duc De Coeur 12 Stuffed Mussels with Parsley and Garlic (frozen); pack size 125g.
Batch Code: and; Best before date: 09/2023 and 10/2023.
Country Of Origin: France

Lidl Ireland is recalling the above batches of its Duc De Coeur Stuffed Mussels with Parsley and Garlic because the cooking instructions and ingredients are not labelled in English.
The implicated batches contain molluscs, milk and gluten. This may make the batches unsafe for consumers, latter who are allergic to, or intolerant of, molluscs, milk or gluten.

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


Covid -19 Vaccine Reminder for Persons Aged 50 Years & Over.

People aged 50 years and over in the Irish Republic, have been invited, since yesterday, to come forward for their next Covid-19 vaccine booster.
Vaccine boosters doses can be booked online at vaccination clinics HERE.

Note: The Tipperary Vaccination Centre is currently situated at Gortnafleur, Clonmel. (E91 WR29).

Those who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also invited to book their next booster at a vaccination centre or from participating GPs and pharmacies.

Those aged between 12 years and 49 years with long-term health conditions will be offered their second booster vaccine from next week and healthcare workers will be offered booster vaccines shortly.

The HSE and Children’s Health Ireland will shortly be inviting, through their parents, children aged 5 years to 11 years, who are immunocompromised, and now due to have their first booster.

The health service has warned there is still a small, but important number of persons within our State [150,000 to 200,000 persons], who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19.

In the previous 14 days, up to August 23rd last, at least 270 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified and confirmed within the borders of Co. Tipperary. There remains a fake sense of confidence that the disease has vanished, however, future new variants are still a possibility, so it is important for people to get themselves vaccinated.

From October 2022, a third booster, or fifth vaccine dose, will be offered to people aged 65 years and older, together with those aged 12 years and older with weak immune systems.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended that these stated doses be administered with the seasonal flu vaccine, amid concerns that the State could be facing a bad flu season, in light of Australia’s winter experience over recent weeks.


Porridge With Mixed Summer Berries Recalled Due To Presence Of Hepatitis A.

Specific batches of Fit Food’s Breakfast Club Porridge with Mixed Summer Berries recalled due to the presence of Hepatitis A.

The product in question is Fit Foods Breakfast Club Porridge with Mixed Summer Berries; pack size: 240g
Batch Code: Use by dates: 26/08/22 and 29/08/22
Country Of Origin: Ireland.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have confirmed that Swift Fine Foods are recalling the above batches of its Fit Foods Breakfast Club Porridge with Mixed Summer Berries, due to the presence of Hepatitis A. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:
Hepatitis A infection is an acute disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, and jaundice. Some people experience a fairly mild illness and recover within a couple of weeks. Other people develop more severe symptoms and may take months to fully recover. Older people are more likely to have more severe symptoms and some infected children do not have any symptoms at all. The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is, on average, 28 days but can range from 15 to 50 days.

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold.

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.


ALONE Seeking Volunteers In Thurles & North Co. Tipperary.

Volunteer Support Officer with ALONE, Ms Aoife Dennehy Reports:-

“ALONE is a national organisation that strives to enable older people to age at home, safely and securely, for as long as they wish. We work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties.

ALONE recruit, train and support volunteers for a number of services, including Visitation Support and Befriending Service, in which volunteers give just 1 hour of their time each week to provide companionship to an older person. We work with a number of older people in the Thurles area who would like for someone to visit them, however, we are finding it difficult to recruit volunteers within the Thurles area.

Would you be willing to provide companionship to an Older Person for one hour per week?

ALONE are currently seeking volunteers for their Visitation Support and Befriending Service here in North Tipperary and particularly in the Thurles area. Full training and support will be provided”.

Those of you who may be interested are asked to please sign up HERE
For more information, please contact Aoife on aoife.dennehy@alone.ie or Tel: 086-0120221

ALONE Address: Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Dublin 8. Website: www.alone.ie
ALONE is a registered charity RCN:20020057


Make Appointment For Next Booster Vaccine Today.

People aged 55 and over, together with pregnant women are being invited to make an appointment for their next booster vaccine against Covid-19.

As from today, those in the above stated age cohort will be able to make an appointment on the HSE website at vaccination clinics, and participating GPs and pharmacies. [e.g. Liberty Pharmacy, Thurles Telephone, – 0504 90604]

Women who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also invited to book a Covid-19 booster dose.

Dr. Colm Henry, [HSE Chief Clinical Officer] has stated, “We know immunity tends to reduce after a period of months, following your last vaccine, so this booster will give ongoing protection from serious illness, and increase immunity against infection from Covid-19”.