Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) recalls meat and pet food products because they may be unsafe

England specific
17 May 2019

Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) is recalling sheep and lamb meat and pet food products because they may contain meat which is unfit for human and pet consumption.
Meat and pet food from four product lines which should have been removed from production have been packaged with meat and pet food which passed inspection. As it is not possible to identify which batches contained the unfit product, Birmingham Halal Abattoir has taken the precautionary step of recalling all batches of the products listed below as it might contain meat that is unsafe.

Product details

Sheep Feet

Pack size 5kg bags containing 36 feet
Batch description All batches produced and purchased up to and including 29 April 2019

Sheep Tripe (intended as fit for human consumption)

Pack size 6kg bags containing either 6 or 4 tripe
Batch description All batches produced and purchased up to and including 29 April 2019

Sheep Tripe (intended as pet food)

Pack size All pack sizes
Batch description All batches produced and purchased up to and including 29 April 2019

Sheep Intestines

Pack size all pack sizes
Batch description All batches produced and purchased up to and including 29 April 2019

No other Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Some of the products do not meet food and feed safety requirements and are therefore unsafe to eat or be fed to pets.

Action taken by the company

Birmingham Halal Abattoir is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed at all points these products were put on sale. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought these products.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them or feed them to your pet. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-PRIN-21-2019