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Use-by date concerns trigger meat recalls

Unannounced inspections of Fairfax Meadow and DB Foods sites have led to recalls due to concerns over use-by date procedures.


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Use-by date concerns trigger meat recalls

Concerns over use-by dates on meat products have led to product recalls at meat trader Fairfax Meadow and wholesaler DB Foods.

 

It follows unannounced inspections by the Food Standards Authority (FSA) at Fairfax Meadow and DB Foods sites and comes after Russell Hume products were recalled over concerns surrounding use-by dates last month.


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FSA said there was no indication anyone had become ill by eating meat supplied by either company.

 

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Fairfax Meadow began the voluntary withdrawal of some of its meats from customers in the catering trade.

 

FSA said the company had responded immediately to its concerns and it was ‘satisfied with the changes that are being made and at present we are not anticipating the need for enforcement action’.

 

Products from Muscle Food have been recalled, and customers advised not to eat them, after an unannounced inspection by the Food Standards Authority (FSA) at supplier DB Foods raised concerns about procedures for use-by dates on some products which were not compliant with legal requirements.

 

Muscle Foods sells lean meat and supplements directly to the public online.

 

There was no evidence of wider problems across DB Foods. Distribution from their sites was continuing and was being overseen by FSA staff.

 

FSA added it was ‘continuing to investigate their procedures along with local authorities and further action will be taken if necessary’.

 

The FSA and FSS have already announced a review of cutting plants and cold stores following separate investigations into the meat sector which will be published later this month.

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