Everest Foods Momo products withdrawn from sale

Last updated:
11 November 2013
Food alert for action
Everest Foods vegetable and meat dumplings (Momo) products have been produced in unapproved premises. There is known distribution to some retail establishments in Hampshire, Kent and London. However, it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details for the products. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

Product details

All dates and batch codes of the following Everest Foods have been withdrawn:

  • Vegetable Momo
  • Lamb Momo
  • Chicken Momo
  • Pork Momo
  • Kathmandu Momo/Lamb Momo
  • Tibet Momo/Pork Momo
  • any other Momo varieties

If you have bought one of the products listed, do not eat it.

Actions to be taken by local authorities

As the above products were processed in an unapproved establishment they do not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 which lays down the specific hygiene rules for food of animal original and they fail to comply with the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006.

Local authorities in the known areas are requested to make contact with the relevant retailers in their area who may sell the implicated products. If implicated products are found during the course of their investigations, enforcement officers should ensure that the products are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.

Other Local authorities are requested to check during the course of routine visits to establishments in their area for the supply of the above products. If implicated products are found during the course of their visits, enforcement officers should ensure that the products are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.

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