The Salmonella outbreak, which was responsible for the death of a Liverpool woman and the illness of at least 114 people in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, was traced recently to sandwich meats processed by Dawn Farm Foods in the Republic of Ireland. Dawn Farm Foods initiated a recall of several products one week ago.
The UK Food Standards Agency announced today that Dawn Farm Foods has withdrawn one additional product – cooked bacon – as a precautionary measure. The cooked bacon was supplied to the Kerry group for use in its store-brand sandwich fillers.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has released three updates to its original Salmonella Agona recall advisory. Merchants, caterers and consumers in the Republic or Ireland should review the lists of affected products identified in these updates and discard or return any recalled item.