The public are being told to be wary of potentially dangerous chicken.
"Western brand" raw chicken products have been has been recalled from Irish supermarkets due to the "possible presence of Salmonella”.
The alert affects a selection of small chickens, chicken breasts, and mini fillets, from Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores and Tesco - with use-by dates between February 5th and 7th.
The recall has been extended due to the ongoing investigation into Irish flocks.
Salmonella poisoning affects the intestinal tract and humans mostly become infected through contaminated water or food.
While some people may not have any symptoms, others will experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps within 8 to 72 hours.
Most people recover within a few days with lots of rest!
But, if a person is feeling severely dehydrated, they are recommended to go a doctor as soon as they can!
Chief Executive at the Food Safety Authority Dr Pamela Byrne says:
“If anyone has any of the affected chicken product at home, we are advising them not to eat it. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of human illness linked to this investigation. Just as a reminder to consumers, raw chicken should always be handled hygienically to prevent cross contamination with ready-to-eat food and raw chicken should never be washed. Always wash your hands after handling it and always wash any utensils you’ve used to prepare it. Raw chicken should always be cooked thoroughly before eating it.”