Consumers warned about frozen meat and fish products supplied by MDA Products Ltd* (updated Jan 20)

Last updated:
13 January 2017
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Consumers are being warned not to eat a number of food products, mainly frozen fish and chicken, supplied by MDA Products Ltd. The products have been repackaged in an unapproved premises and are therefore potentially unsafe.

*Since the original publication of the alert, the product list has been updated. The Lytham Fish Co. Basa Fillets 800g has been removed, and the Oat and Raisin Cookies, Spotty Bean Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies have been added.

These products are also the subject of a number of labelling and traceability contraventions.They may have 'best before' or 'use by' dates that have been extended beyond those set by the manufacturers and without authorisation. They are not compliant with food law requirements and should be withdrawn from the market and recalled from consumers.

Despite investigations by the enforcement authorities, it has not been possible to obtain the full distribution details or product traceability record for these products. Details of known distribution to three retail chains is provided in the attached alert to local authorities.

Risk

As these products were handled in an unapproved establishment, they may be potentially unsafe.

Product details

All products of animal origin packed and supplied by MDA Products Ltd. FY4 3RL (all date and batch codes) are affected by this alert.

Some of the products known to be affected are:

  • 4 Cod Fillets wrapped in crunchy golden breadcrumbs, 480g
  • Lytham Fish Co. 100% White Fish Fillet Burgers, 4 pack, 460g
  • Tasty Chicken Co. Chicken Fillets in Tomato and Herb Marinade 400g
  • Alaskan Pollock Fillets, wrapped in crunchy golden breadcrumbs, 500g
  • Lytham Fish Co. 16 Seafood Sticks, 200g
  • 3 Chicken and Spinach Escalopes
  • Breaded Hake Goujons, 500g
  • Cod Bites, 500g
  • Cod Fillets 500g
  • Panga White Fish Fillets, 1kg
  • Oat and Raisin Cookies – frozen and ready to bake
  • Spotty bean cookies – frozen and ready to bake
  • Chocolate chip cookies – frozen and ready to bake

Advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not consume them.

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Ref: 01/2017