Chicken, ice-cream and biscuits among food you need to bin as Tesco, Lidl, Dunnes issue recalls

Several popular food items have been pulled from Irish shop shelves in recent weeks amid food safety fears.

A number of recalls for certain batches of products including chicken, ice-cream and biscuits has been issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Households across Ireland are being encouraged to check their cupboards, fridges and freezers for the affected items.

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Any shops that stocked the impacted products will have point of sale notices posted in their store and will give shoppers refunds for returning any of the affected batches.

The FSAI explains: “Food alerts are notifications issued by the FSAI to official agencies and food businesses or other businesses relating to an identified hazard ie a biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of, food / food contact materials with the potential to cause an adverse health effect. ”

Below are all of the current recall notices in effect:

Just Gluten Free Pudding

A batch of Just Free Gluten Free Pudding is being recalled as a precautionary measure due to undeclared gluten.



The puddings being recalled.
The puddings being recalled.

The FSAI said: “Gluten was detected in the above batch of Just Free Gluten Free Black Pudding, which is not declared on the label, and therefore the batch is being recalled. This may make the affected batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of cereals containing gluten. “

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in Lidl stores supplied with the implied batches.

Hao Hao Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles

A batch of Hao Hao Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles has been recalled due to the presence of the unauthorized pesticide Ethylene Oxide.



A batch of Hao Hao Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles has been recalled
A batch of Hao Hao Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles has been recalled

The FSAI said: “This pesticide is not authorized for use in foods sold in the EU. Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an acute risk to health, there may be health issues if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide over a long period of time. Therefore, exposure to this substance needs to be minimized. “

The affected product has the batch code SG B6 and best before date 18/09/2022.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implied batch.

Villani Cacciatore Italiano Salami

A batch of Villani Cacciatore Italiano salami is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.



The FSAI said: “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 diarrhea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache. and abdominal cramps.The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.Diarrhea 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.

“Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications. 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. “

The affected product has the batch code 240222 and best before date 15.07.22.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implied batch.

Marks and Spencer cooked chicken products

Marks and Spencer is recalling some products containing chicken due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

The FSAI said: “Marks & Spencer is recalling some products containing chicken due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

“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 diarrhea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness. “

The items being recalled are; (use by dates in pictures below)



M&S recall products
  • Coronation chicken deli filler
  • 14 piece classic sandwich platter
  • Classic mini roll selection
  • Chicken and bacon caesar wrap


M&S recall products
  • Made without wheat Gluten free chicken and bacon sandwich
  • Roast chicken and bacon sandwich
  • Roast chicken and salad sandwich


M&S recall products
  • Chicken and bacon layered salad
  • Chargrilled chicken caesar salad
  • Chicken honey mustard pasta salad


  • Cafe gluten free chicken salad sandwich
  • Cafe classic sandwich selection

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implied batches.

Frozen Jona Red Tilapia Fish

A batch of frozen Jona Red Tilapia Fish, which is sourced from Vietnam and sold in Ireland, is being recalled due to the presence of unauthorized substances – malachite green and leucomalachite green.



Frozen Jona Red Tilapia Fish
Frozen Jona Red Tilapia Fish

An FSAI spokesperson explained: “Malachite green is an unauthorized veterinary medicine which is not permitted in foods in the EU. This substance can be broken down to form leucomalachite green. Malachite green was previously used in some countries to treat parasites and fungal and bacterial infections. .Although in breach of the Reference Point for Action, the fish in question does not pose an acute risk to health, but there may be an increased risk if there is continued consumption over a long period. ”

The affected batch has the ‘lot number’ VN / 472 / IV / 169 and best before date of 17/09/2023.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implied batch and customers are advised not to eat it.

Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie

A batch of Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie has been pulled from shop shelves amid fears it could contain plastic.



Recall of a Batch of Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie Due to Possible Presence of Small Plastic Pieces
Recall of a Batch of Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie Due to Possible Presence of Small Plastic Pieces

People are advised to check their cupboards to see if they have an impacted batch and if so, return it to the shop where it was bought.

The chicken pie is sold in a number of supermarkets across Ireland including Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores.

The FSAI said: “Baxters Food Group Ltd. is recalling the above batch of Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie due to the possible presence of small pieces of plastic.

“Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implied batch.”

The affected product is 425g and has batch code L079T, with time code between 06:00 – 08:22, and a best before date of 09/2023.

Mars Bounty Ice Cream Bars

A batch of Mars Bounty Ice Cream Bars has been recalled due to the presence of the unauthorized pesticide ethylene oxide.



Bounty ice cream
Bounty ice cream

An FSAI spokesperson explained: “Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that is not permitted for use in foods sold in the EU but is approved for use by other countries outside the EU.

“Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an acute risk to health, there is an increased risk if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide in contaminated food over a long period of time. Therefore, exposure to ethylene oxide needs to be minimized.

“Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implied batch.”

The affected bars are 51.6g, have the batch code 037C3DOE02 and a best before date of 31/08/22.

Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits

Tesco is recalling a batch of Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits due to the possible presence of small metal pieces.



The Tesco biscuits being recalled

The affected packs are 160g and have a best before end date of March 2023.

Kinder sweets

A major recall has been issued for several Kinder products due to the possible presence of salmonella.



This photograph shows Kinder Surprise and Kinder Shokobons as a warning on Salmonella bacteria has been issued and products called back, taken in a studio in Clamart, on the outskirt of Paris, France on April 5, 2022. Photo by Daniel Derajinski / ABACAPRESS.COM

The FSAI has issued three separate recall notices in recent weeks.

The recall affects ALL batches and ALL best before dates of:

  • Kinder Schokobons, all pack sizes
  • Kinder Surprise 20g and 20g x 3
  • Kindergarten Mini Eggs 75g
  • Kinder Mini Egg Hunt Kit 150g
  • Kinder Surprise 100g

An FSAI spokesperson said: “People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between six and 72 hours.

“The most common symptom is diarrhea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts four to seven days.

“Diarrhea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness. ”

Lidl Culinea Paella

Lidl Ireland is recalling a batch of its frozen Culinea Paella, because the cooking instructions are not labeled in English.



A batch of Culinea Paella is being recalled.
A batch of Culinea Paella is being recalled.

The implicated product is a 750g pack with a batch code L1354-2 and best before date of 20/06/2023.

Dunnes Stores Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes

A batch of Dunnes Stores Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes is being recalled due to the presence of the chlorpyrifos-methyl pesticide, which is no longer approved for food use in the EU.



batches of Dunnes Stores Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes are being recalled
Certain batches of Dunnes Stores Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes are being recalled.

An FSAI spokesperson said: “Although the consumption of the implicated batches of Dunnes Stores Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes is unlikely to pose an immediate risk to health, continuous consumption of chlorpyrifos-methyl over a long period of time may pose a potential risk to health. Therefore, exposure to this substance needs to be minimized. ”

The implied products are 120g and have use by dates of 21/04/2022, 06/05/2022 and 20/05/2022.

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