Monolith UK Ltd is recalling its Chilled Dried Salted Common Roach due to botulinum toxin concerns

Last updated:
8 December 2016
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Monolith UK Ltd is recalling its Chilled Dried Salted Common Roach because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum. The product is linked to botulism cases in Germany and is being recalled from customers as a precautionary measure.


Manufacturing controls that could potentially affect the safety of the product could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the manufacturer. 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. 

Product details

Product: Chilled Dried Salted Common Roach
Pack size: 200g
Date Code: 110010
Best Before dates: 19 December 2016, and 26 December 2016.

No other Monolith UK Ltd products are known to be affected.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a refund.

Action taken by the company

Monolith UK Ltd is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. 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.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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

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Ref: 67-2016