Paxton & Whitfield recalls both flavours of its Pots of Pork because of a failure of procedures to control Clostridium botulinum

Last updated:
16 August 2017
product recall
Paxton & Whitfield is recalling both of its Pots of Pork because of concerns over the manufacturer’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum. The products are manufactured by Cornish Charcuterie and relate to the recall they undertook on 15 August 2017.

Product details

Product: Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork Classic Shredded Pork
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

Product: Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork Shredded Pork with Sloe Gin
Pack size: All pack sizes
Best before end: All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019
Batch code: All batch codes

No other Paxton & Whitfield 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 product 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.

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

Paxton & Whitfield 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 attached notice.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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: FSA-PRIN-32-2017