Recall of bacon ribs and cooked pig stomachs produced by Watson's Wholesale Meats and Savouries Ltd

Last updated:
17 January 2013

Type: Food Alert: for Action

Ref: 02/2013

Watson’s Wholesale Meats and Savouries Ltd has produced bacon ribs and cooked pig stomachs in unapproved premises under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions.

Due to the nature of the activities at the unapproved establishment, it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details or product traceability records for products supplied from the establishment. There is known distribution to some retail establishments in the north west of England, however, it is possible that there may be distribution to other establishments.

Identification of the affected products

All dates and batch codes of:

  • Bacon ribs
  • Cooked pig stomachs

Brand names:

  • Watson’s Wholesale Meat and Savouries Ltd
  • Stephen and Lynzi Kenny
  • Super Savouries

Action 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 north west of England are requested to contact the relevant retailers in their area which 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products are found during the course of their investigations, enforcement officers should ensure that the products are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.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 bacon ribs and cooked pig stomachs by Watson’s Wholesale Meats and Savouries Limited. 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products are found during the course of their visits, enforcement officers should ensure that the products are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.

Local authorities should report any findings of the implicated products by emailing the FSA's dedicated Food Incidents mailbox: foodincidents@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk