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'Unsafe' frozen meat and fish products being recalled

One of the affected products Image copyright Food Standards Scotland

A number of meat and fish products are being recalled from sale across the UK, as they are "potentially unsafe".

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said the MDA Products Ltd items had been repackaged in unapproved premises.

They also said they may have best before or use by dates that had been extended beyond those set by the manufacturers and should not be eaten.

Home Bargains and Factory Foods are among the shops known to sell them.

They have also been sold by Frozen Value Ltd, trading as Fultons Foods and Jack Fultons.

The FSA and FSS said they had issued a Food Alert for Action (Fafa) to the heads of environmental health services at local authorities and directors of Trading Standards throughout the UK.

The agencies said the products, mostly chicken and fish, were the subject of "a number of labelling and traceability contraventions".

People who have bought the products have been advised not to eat them.

Image copyright Food Standards Scotland
Image copyright Food Standards Scotland
Image copyright Food Standards Scotland

A statement added: "They may have best before or use by dates that have been extended beyond those set by the manufacturers and without authorisation. They are not compliant with food law requirements and should be withdrawn from the market and recalled from consumers.

"Despite investigations by the enforcement authorities, it has not been possible to obtain the full distribution details or product traceability record for these products."

The agencies said the Fafa applied to all products of animal origin packed and supplied by MDA Products Ltd, FY4 3RL.

Known affected products:

  • 4 Cod Fillets wrapped in crunchy golden breadcrumbs, 480g
  • Lytham Fish Co. Basa Fillets, 800g
  • Lytham Fish Co. 100% White Fish Fillet Burgers, 4 pack, 460g
  • Tasty Chicken Co. Chicken Fillets in Tomato and Herb Marinade 400g
  • Alaskan Pollock Fillets, wrapped in crunchy golden breadcrumbs, 500g
  • Lytham Fish Co. 16 Seafood Sticks, 200g
  • 3 Chicken and Spinach Escalopes
  • Breaded Hake Goujons, 500g
  • Cod Bites, 500g
  • Cod Fillets 500g
  • Panga White Fish Fillets, 1kg

The FSA and FSS said action to recall the products from sale had already been carried out by Frozen Value Ltd and Factory Foods.

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