Restaurant supplier recalls meat products after FSA inspection

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Restaurant supplier recalls meat products after FSA inspection
Meat supplier Fairfax Meadow has withdrawn a number of its products from catering customers following an unannounced inspection by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on 8 February.

The FSA announced the recall on Sunday evening over concerns about the ‘procedures and processes’ the company used to apply use-by dates to some of its items.

The watchdog is currently reviewing all meat cutting plants and cold stores​ in the UK after finding ‘serious issues’ at Russell Hume,​ which supplied meat to the Jamie Oliver Group and JD Wetherspoon, last month.

Fairfax Meadow says on its website that it supplies ‘a full product range’ of meat to casual dining restaurants, pubs and bars, hotels, contract catering and ‘some of the best fine dining restaurants in London and across the UK’.

In a statement Fairfax Meadow insisted the product withdrawal had been voluntary, and impacted certain batches of meat products with pack codes from 29 to 37.

The company continues to operate as normal and no other products or deliveries are affected.

The FSA said in a statement: “Our review is ongoing but the company has acted properly and proportionately in swiftly withdrawing potentially affected products from the market.

“Public health remains our top priority and at no stage has there been any indication that people have become ill from eating meat supplied by Fairfax Meadow.”

Last week unannounced inspections at DB Foods led to a recall of meat products at online food retailer Muscle Foods after the FSA found procedures around use-by dates were ‘not compliant with legal requirements’.

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