Dunnes Stores recalled a batch of Smoked Barbecue Irish Pork Ribs after it was discovered there was an allergen not included in the marinade.
According to the Irish Food Safety Authority, the product contains barley, which is not mentioned on the label.
This makes the particular batch unsafe for celiac or gluten-intolerant customers.
The notice posted today read: “The incorrect back label was applied to the implicated lot of Dunnes Stores Smoky BBQ Irish Pork Ribs.
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“The product contains barley that is not mentioned on the label. This may make the batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to gluten-containing grains (barley).”
The affected batch is labeled ‘Dunnes Stores Smoky BBQ Irish Pork Ribs’ and has a pack size of 500g with a best by date of 13.05.22 and approval number: IE 538 EC.
The allergen will have no effect on consumers who may eat gluten-containing grains, but may cause illness in those who are allergic.
When someone with celiac disease eats a product that contains gluten, their body overreacts to the protein and damages their villi, the tiny finger-like projections that run along the wall of their small intestine.
When your villi are injured, your small intestine can’t properly absorb nutrients from food.
Reactions may be immediate for some celiacs, but it may take two to three days after eating gluten before symptoms appear for others, and some celiacs may eat gluten without any apparent symptoms.
However, gluten can still damage the intestines without causing any symptoms.
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