15 Oct Arrabawn Dairies statement
Thursday, 15 October 2020: Arrabawn Dairies can confirm that it has today engaged in a recall of certain batches of milk due to the presence of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria in a line of product at its liquid milk plant in Kilconnell, Co. Galway.
A product recall programme for impacted milk was immediately initiated. Product lines impacted are Arrabawn Fresh Milk (2L), Home Farm Fresh Milk (2L), Gala Fresh Milk (2L), Spar Fresh Milk (2L), Mace Fresh Milk (2L) and Clonbawn Fresh Milk (2L) for use-by-date October 26th . Clonbawn Light Milk 1% Fat (1L and 3l) was also impacted for use-by-date October 27th. No other dates or product lines are impacted.
Arrabawn Dairies is asking that all retailers remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold. Consumers are asked not to drink the milk impacted on the dates in question with the factory code IE1439EC (see cap).
Arrabawn Dairies alerted the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of the issue once tests on samples this morning confirmed the presence of the bacteria in the milk. Arrabawn is fully cooperating with the authorities on this matter.
Arrabawn Dairies is conducting an internal review of the cause of the issue on the dates in question.