Multiple pork products recalled over clostridium botulinum scare

Cornish Charcuterie is recalling various types of pates and rillettes because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum.
The pork products involved include Cornish Charcuterie Mushroom Pork Rillette in all pack sizes with all date codes up to and including 28 January 2019, and Cornish Charcuterie Pork Rillette with Sloes in all pack sizes with all date codes up to and including 28 January 2019.
The firm’s Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork are also affected and are being recalled. Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork Classic Shredded Pork and Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork Shredded Pork with Sloe Gin in all pack sizes are affected.

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) 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.

In a statement, the firm said: “We have a rigorous HACCP food safety management system in place which has alerted us to a problem with a piece of our equipment, meaning we are recalling our ambient soft charcuterie products. We immediately notified the relevant authorities and have instigated the product recall purely as a precautionary measure.”

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