UPDATE: Cornish Charcuterie recalls various types of its pates and rillettes because of a failure of procedures to control Clostridium botulinum

Last updated:
15 August 2017
product recall
Cornish Charcuterie is extending the recall to also include their Westcountry Duck Confit in addition to pates and rillettes because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum.

Product details

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Westcountry Duck Confit
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 29/05/2018
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Mushroom Pate
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Spicy Bean Crush Pate
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Salmon Pate with Lemon
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 03/07/2018
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Salmon Pate with Horseradish and Dill
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 07/07/2018
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Duck Rillette with Cranberries
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Chicken Rillette with Lemon
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Mushroom Pork Rillette
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Cornish Charcuterie Pork Rillette with Sloes
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch code

No other Cornish Charcuterie products are known to be affected.

Risk

Manufacturing controls necessary to ensure 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.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Cornish Charcuterie is recalling the above products. A point-of-sale notice will be displayed in stores where the products are sold. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought any of the product. Please see the product recall notice below.

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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FSA-PRIN-31-2017