WARNING: Irish bread recalled due to plastic tubing fears
Bread company Johnston, Mooney and O'Brien has recalled one of its sliced pan products due to concerns that it may contain pieces of plastic.
The product concerned is the 'Toastie 800g pan', which they say may contain pieces of blue plastic tubing.
According to the company, consumers who have already eaten the bread are not at risk.
They said: "To the best of our knowledge there is no risk to consumers who may have already consumed the product.
"However, given Johnston Mooney & O’Brien’s high standards of food safety, taste and quality, the company is taking the step of recalling the Toastie Pan 800g with the Best Before Date 29th September, Codes D 27 and E27. No other Johnston Mooney & O’Brien products are affected.
"Any potentially affected packs have been removed from the supermarket shelves in co-operation with the retail trade and any that were in the distribution system have been recalled by the company.
"Anyone in possession of Toastie pan with the Best Before Date 29th September Codes D27 and E27 can, if they wish, return the product to their local retailer for a refund. Or they can send the empty packaging with their name and address for a full refund to: Johnston Mooney & O’Brien 11 Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11."
The company has apologised for any inconvenience, but add that they believe this is "the safest course of action."