Pasco Foods recalls several varieties of cooking sauces because of a lack of microbiological controls

Pasco Foods Ltd is recalling several varieties of their own brand of cooking sauces because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium Botulinum.

Product details

Pasco Punjabi Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 917052
Best before July 2021

Pasco Delhi Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 919019
Best before September 2021

Pasco Delhi Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 917052
Best before July 2021

Pasco Goanese Vindaloo Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 915092
Best before May 2021

Pasco Navratan Korma Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 915003
Best before May 2021

Pasco Mumbai Palak Masala Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 918050
Best before August 2021

Pasco Rajastani Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 915003
Best before May 2021

Pasco Rogan Josh Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 915092
Best before May 2021

Pasco Navratan Korma Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 918050
Best before August 2021

Pasco Punjabi Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce  

Pack size 350g
Batch code 913021
Best before March 2021

Pasco Kashmiri Rogan Josh Cooking Sauce

Pack size 350g
Batch code 913021
Best before March 2021

No other Pasco Foods products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Manufacturing controls that could potentially adversely affect the safety of the products listed above could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the company. 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 and can be fatal.

A recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

Action taken by the company

Pasco Foods Ltd is recalling the above products. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them. 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-45-2019