Dunnes Stores recalls its ‘Fresh, Ready to wash, Spinach Leaves’ and ‘Fresh, Ready to Wash, Mixed Leaves, due to contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes

Northern Ireland specific
28 September 2018

Dunnes Stores is recalling its ‘Fresh, Ready to wash, Spinach Leaves’ and ‘Fresh, Ready to Wash, Mixed Leaves’ from its Northern Ireland stores because they contain Listeria Monocytogenes.

Product details

Dunnes Stores Fresh Ready to Wash Spinach Leaves

Pack size 100g
Use by 26th September 2018

Dunnes Stores Fresh Ready to Wash Mixed Leaves

Pack size 75g
Use by 26th September 2018

No other Dunnes Stores products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above. Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Dunnes Stores is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store where they were bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-51-2018