‘Complete confidence’ in Tipperary Co-op following salmonella isolation
“Complete confidence” has been expressed in the procedures and responses of Tipperary Co-op to the detection of salmonella in a consignment, by Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president Pat McCormack.
The incident occurred at the co-op’s plant in Tipperary town recently, the firm revealed earlier today (Tuesday, October 30).
An exact procedure had been followed aimed at alerting all relevant authorities and completely isolating any possible contaminated product, he said.
The president said he is “very familiar” with Tipperary Co-op’s operation and he is in no doubt that the matter would be dealt with speedily and with adherence to the highest standards of safety and traceability.
A department spokesperson said that it is working closely with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the FBO to ensure that all appropriate action is being taken to safeguard consumers and to ensure the ongoing integrity of the Irish dairy food chain.