The Brandon Co-Op butter product is being urgently recalled due to risk of infection and serious illness.
The butter, which was only sold in Co.Cork, has traces of Listeria monocytogenes – which can cause diseases as serious as meningitis.
The product in question, which is being recalled by the Food Safety Authority, is 454g with the batch code L134 and ‘Best-before’ date of 14/09/2019.
The Food Safety Authority issued the following statement.
“Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.
“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.”