Last updated on 2 December 2013

Marks & Spencer recalls three mussel-based products

Marks & Spencer is recalling from consumers three of its mussel-based products, following a small number of reports of illness in the UK. The company is recalling the products as a precautionary measure while investigations are taking place. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details

All packs of the following products are being removed from sale and recalled from customers:

  • M&S Mussels in Garlic
  • Unique code: 00604819 & 00929189
  • ‘Use by’ date: all dates
  • M&S Mussels in White Wine
  • Unique code: 00720618
  • ‘Use by’ date: all dates
  • M&S Mussels and Clams
  • Unique code: 00667104
  • ‘Use by’ date: all dates

Marks & Spencer is recalling the affected products from consumers. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores, telling consumers about the recall.

If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. You can contact your local store for more information.

No other Marks & Spencer products are known to be affected.

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