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Consumers advised about ready-to-eat products supplied by Café Class Ltd

Last updated: 13 Medi 2019

A number of ready-to-eat products (sandwiches, wraps and salads) supplied in the North East of England by Café Class Ltd have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements.

Some ingredients used to manufacture these products have a shorter use-by date than the use-by date displayed on the end product packaging.

Also, there is an ingredient in one product (Breakfast Sandwich) that is intended to be cooked but has been used as ready-to-eat. This presents a safety risk. 

Therefore, the products are not compliant with food law requirements.

The affected products have been sold mainly in local convenience stores in the North East of England.

We have requested that enforcement authorities in the North East of England contact the food businesses within their areas to determine whether the premises hold any products supplied by Café Class Ltd or have placed on the market affected batches of product from Café Class Ltd. Any product identified should be withdrawn and recalled and disposed of by the business or by the consumer. We request that product is not returned to Café Class Ltd.

Product details

All ready-to-eat products (which includes all varieties of sandwiches, wraps and salads) produced by Café Class Ltd
Pack size All sizes
Use by All use-by dates up to 15 September 2019

Risk statement

As these products were not prepared in line with food hygiene and legislative requirements, they may be unsafe.

Our advice to consumers

Customers who have purchased these products are advised not to consume them and should dispose them.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-FAFA-01-2019