Western Brand Poultry is recalling expired batches of raw chicken products due to the detection of Salmonella Typhimurium. The company has sites located in Ballyhaunis Co Mayo, and Lisnaskea Co Fermanagh. The company is recalling expired batches of raw chicken products due to the detection of the infection.
These products were sold as fresh and are past their use-by date, however, the labels state they are suitable for home freezing. Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale. The Food Safety Authority says infection can trigger a number of symptoms, the most common of which is diarrhoea. 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.