FSAI recall Supervalu product amid bacterial infection fears

The Food Safety Authority in Ireland issued the recall of a batch of pitted olives supplied by Supervalu because they contained the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.

Guastalla Green and Black Pitted Olives, 100g pack size, use by date April 25, and approval number: IE 4071 EC, are not recommended for consumption.

The FSAI has asked shops to stop selling the involved batch and to post recall alerts at the point of sale.

The authority also said: “Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications.

“Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly. The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.”

After the FSAI withdrew a product made by Wrights of Howth on Wednesday, this is the second Irish product to be recalled because of listeria concerns in as many days.

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