J & K Smokery Ltd recalls all batches and date codes of its vacuum packed smoked fish due to concerns over its procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum

Last updated:
13 July 2015

Type: Recalled from customers

Ref: 29/2015


The effectiveness of process controls that could potentially affect the safety of vacuum packed smoked fish produced by J & K Smokery Ltd cannot be demonstrated satisfactorily. The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. Although no trace of the toxin has been found in products tested, a recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

Product details

Product: J & K Smokery vacuum packed smoked fish products
Pack size: all
Batch code: all
Date codes: all
Approval number: UK LO 068 EC

Action taken by the company

J & K Smokery Ltd is recalling the above products. The company supplies stores and mobile fish suppliers and has notified all of its customers that were supplied these products. A point-of-sale notice will be displayed by businesses selling J & K Smokery Ltd vacuum packed smoked fish products. This notice alerts customers to the recall and advises them of what actions to take if they have bought the product. The point-of-sale notice can be found at the link below.

No other J & K Smokery Ltd products are known to be affected.

Advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products, do not consume them. Instead, return them to the store or mobile fish supplier where they were purchased from for a full refund.