A popular salami product has been taken off the shelves in Irish supermarkets due to safety concerns.
he Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued a recall of a batch of Villani Cacciatore Italiano Salami yesterday, May 16, after detecting the presence of dangerous salmonella and listeria monocytogenes.
Customers have been advised not to eat the affected product, which was stamped with code 240222 and best before date 15/07/22.
The FSAI have also requested that retailers remove the implicated batch from sale and display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.
According to the organisation, people infected with salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody and can occasionally be severe enough to require hospitalisation.
Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.
Meanwhile, symptoms of listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Typically, the time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing is 3 weeks on average but can range between 3 and 70 days.
In rare cases, the infection can be more severe and cause serious complications.
The FSAI warned that some people are more vulnerable to listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.