Stores dump 'salmonella risk' chocs.
Byline: ANITA MCSORLEY
SOME chocolate products were pulled off the shelves yesterday due to a risk of salmonella poisoning.
Irish food chiefs said batches of 42g Galaxy Smooth Milk bars and Maltesers Funsize bags were affected.
There are no reports of illness but eating infected products could cause salmonellosis.
Symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever.
A Food Safety Authority spokesman said: "In June 2017, Mars Ireland recalled a range of its products due to the possible presence of salmonella.
"Two pallets of the above implicated products were awaiting destruction but were placed on the market accidentally."