In a statement issued on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s website, Tesco Ireland said they were recalling all batches of three products: Tesco roast garlic and herb butter, roast garlic and herb butter discs in addition to their chilli butter discs.
FoodAlert Tesco Ireland recalls flavoured butters https://t.co/jwALGElsyo pic.twitter.com/vOZjgEHLdQ
— FoodSafetyAuthority (@FSAIinfo) March 1, 2016
The retailer said that listeria monocytogenes was detected in the production factory and said that as a result there was a potential that the butters had become contaminated.
Listeria is a bacteria which can be present in foods using raw milk and foods produced from raw milk.
The presence of listeria in foods can cause a serious infection called listeriosis, with pregnant women especially vulnerable to the disease.
Contracting the infection during pregnancy can lead to a number of complications for both mother and baby, with an increased risk of misscarriage.
The statement by Tesco Ireland added that they had issued point-of-sale recall notices and requested that customers who bought the products to return them to a Tesco store or to dispose of them.