Arrabawn Co-op has issued a recall notice on certain batches of its fresh milk, which are potentially unsafe due to the presence of bacteria.

The recall applies to some batches of milk in supermarkets and shops, including Aldi, Mace, Spar and Gala.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said that Enterobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria that can be harmful to humans, is present in some of its milk.

“The test for Enterobacteriaceae is used as an indicator of poor hygiene, process failure and/or post-processing contamination of heat-processed foods. The test itself does not confirm the presence of harmful bacteria,” the FSAI has said.

A range of Arrabawn milk has been recalled from shops and supermarkets.

Consumers are advised not to drink the implicated batches of milk and the following products have been recalled with a use by date of 26 October:

  • Arrabawn fresh milk 2L
  • Home Farm fresh milk 2L
  • Gala fresh milk 2L
  • Spar fresh milk 2L
  • Mace fresh milk 2L
  • Clonbawn fresh milk 2L and 3L (sold in Aldi)
  • Clonbawn light milk 1% fat 1L and 3L batches with a use by date of 27 October are also being recalled.

    Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold. Caterers should also not use the implicated batches.

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