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Dunnes Stores recalls basil pesto amid salmonella concerns

By Rod Addy contact

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Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps
Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps
Dunnes Stores has voluntarily recalled 130g packs of its Basil Pesto amid concerns that it is contaminated with salmonella.

The company, which operates in Ireland and Northern Ireland, confirmed that all batch codes and use-by dates were affected by the action.

Point-of-sale notices would be displayed in all retail stores selling the product, said Dunnes. These notices would explain to customers why the product was being recalled and urge them not to consume products affected, but return them to the store they bought it from for a full refund.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Completely separately, Greenyard Frozen UK updated the frozen vegetable recall it had voluntarily issued as a result of concerns about listeria contamination at the source plant in Hungary. Lidl Green Grocer’s Carrots, Broccoli & Sweetcorn in 640g packs with all batch codes and best before dates were added to the list of recalled products.

The recall hit a range of Greenyard Frozen UK branded supermarket own-label frozen vegetable products on 5 July.

Experts used whole genome sequencing to identify the source of an outbreak of listeriosis food poisoning that has so far affected Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the UK. As of 8 June, 47 cases of food poisoning had been reported, including nine deaths​.

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