Consumers warned about pork products sold by Nicholls Meats

Last updated:
22 December 2016
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Consumers who have bought pork sausages or pork stuffing from Nicholls Meats are being advised not to eat the products listed below, as they may pose a risk of food poisoning.

The products, found on sale at several retail shops trading as Nicholls Meats in the Norfolk area, have been recalled due to extended use-by dates, inadequate temperature controls, labelling and traceability contraventions. 

These products, including ASDA and M&S branded products, could have been purchased up until Monday 19 December 2016 and are not suitable for freezing.

  • ASDA and M&S products on sale in ASDA and M&S retail outlets are not affected.
  • The sale of these goods breaches ASDA and M&S’s strict policies on surplus stock.
  • ASDA and M&S are not involved in the distribution or facilitation of the incident.

Risk

The products could pose a risk of food poisoning.

Product details

Product: ASDA Extra Special Branded Pork, Mulled Cranberry & Orange Stuffing
Pack size: 340g
Use by date: 24 Oct 2014

Product: Marks & Spencer Branded British Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing
Pack size: 360g
Use by date: 29 Dec 2014  

Product: Marks & Spencer Branded British Pork & Roasted Red Onion Stuffing
Pack size: 360g 
Use by date: 26 Dec 2014

The following products, showing all/any ‘use by’ dates, should not be consumed:

  • Unlabelled (Pork Sage and Onion) Stuffing Balls
  • Unlabelled (Pork & Roasted Red Onion) Stuffing Balls
  • Nicholls Meats Ltd Labelled Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing (Priced £1.00)
  • Nicholls Meats Ltd Labelled Pork, Mulled Cranberry & Orange Stuffing (Priced £1.00)
  • Nicholls Meats Ltd Labelled Roasted Red Onion Stuffing
  • Unlabelled Pork Cocktail Sausages (Priced £1.00)
  • Unlabelled Pork Cocktail Sausages (approx. 300g)
  • Unlabelled Packs of 3 Pork Cocktail Sausages (approx. 975g)
  • Nicholls Meats Ltd Cocktail Sausages (300g)

ASDA and M&S products on sale in ASDA and M&S retail outlets are not affected.

Our advice to consumers

The FSA is informing consumers who have bought these products not to consume them. 

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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

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Ref: 02/2016