Fairfax Meadow withdraws meat due to use by date concerns

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

- Last updated on GMT

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Picture: iStock
Fairfax Meadow has withdrawn meat products following unannounced inspections by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS).

FSA and FSS said inspections revealed concerns about procedures and processes to apply use by dates on some products.

FSA said the review is ongoing but Fairfax Meadow is changing procedures and it is not anticipating the need for enforcement action.

The agency added there has been no indication that people have become ill from eating meat supplied by Fairfax Meadow.

Fairfax Meadow said the product withdrawal is for certain batches of meat products with pack codes from 29 to 37.

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

It serves customers across foodservice sectors including pubs and bars, hotels, travel and leisure and contract catering and supplies some restaurants in London and across the UK.

“Fairfax Meadow has a relentless focus on safety, hygiene and quality. You our customers and the public you serve should expect nothing less from a leading meat supplier. We have liaised with the FSA throughout and they have provided helpful guidance to us.”

Fairfax Meadow is the latest in a growing line of companies to have issued recalls.

Muscle Food recalled meat after an unannounced inspection by the FSA of one of their suppliers. Concerns were raised at DB Foods about procedures for use by dates not being compliant with legal requirements.

FSA and FSS previously announced an industry wide review of cutting plants and cold stores after serious non-compliance at sites run by 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume.

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