The Farmer’s Son is recalling various products because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum

Last updated:
23 December 2017
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The Farmer’s Son is recalling various products because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum.

Product details

Product: Haggis Bungs
Pack size: 1lb, 2lb & 4lb
'Use By' Date:
20/12/17
27/12/17
03/01/18
10/01/18

Product: Haggis 4 Slice
Pack size: 300g
'Use By' Date:  
20/12/17
27/12/17
03/01/18
10/01/18

Product: Black and White Pudding 4 Slice
Pack size: 300g
'Use By' Date: 
21/12/17
28/12/17
04/01/18
11/01/18

No other The Farmer’s Son products are known to be affected.

Risk

Manufacturing controls that could potentially affect 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 any of the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

The Farmer’s Son is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. 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. 

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-45-2017