Inverawe Smokehouses recalls batches of its vacuum packed smoked trout due to concerns over its procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum
The effectiveness of process controls that could potentially affect the safety of vacuum packed cold smoked trout produced by Inverawe Smokehouses, Taynuilt, Argyll, cannot be demonstrated satisfactorily. The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. This may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. Although no trace of Clostridium botulinum has been found in products tested, a recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.
The affected batches, with use by dates between 30 May 2014 and 1 September 2014, were sold through retailers. Mail order products are not affected. Although the potentially affected products will no longer be on sale, due to their date expiry, there is a possibility that consumers may still have this at home if they have frozen the product. The instructions for home freezing on the product labelling allow for storage of up to 3 months. Consumers are advised not to consume these products. Instead, the product should be returned to the store where it was purchased from or disposed of.
Inverawe Smoked Trout with a 'Use by' date: between 30 May 2014 and 1 September 2014
No other Inverawe Smokehouses products are known to be affected.
Consumers are advised not to consume these products. Instead, the product should be returned to the store where it was purchased from or disposed of.