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Dearne Valley Foods recalls McWurst Scotch Egg products because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Last updated: 14 September 2018

Dearne Valley Foods is recalling batches of McWurst Scotch Egg products because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in two separate batches. These products are sold in Booths and Booker.

Product details

McWurst Scotch Eggs 2 eggs / pack chilled
Use by 13 September 2018 to 25 September 2018
McWurst Mini Savoury Eggs 12 eggs / pack chilled
Use by 13 September 2018 to 24 September 2018

Risk statement

The possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Dearne Valley Foods is recalling the above products. Point-of-Sale notices will be displayed in all 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 products. A copy of the Point-of-Sale notice is attached.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-48-2018