Young's recalls 'unsafe' fishcakes

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
16 February 2018

Young’s is recalling some of its Chip Shop Fish Cakes after pieces of plastic and metal were discovered in the product.

The company said six-pack fishcakes came from a batch “where a small number of the fishcakes were found to have been contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic and potentially small pieces of metal”.

The Food Standards Agency said: “The presence of plastic and metal makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. The affected product is sold in some Farmfoods and Heron Foods stores.”

The contamination is believed to have been caused by a damaged forming plate, which has been replaced, said Young’s.

The firm said: “We apologise to retailers and our customers for any inconvenience caused by this voluntary recall. The safety and quality of our products is highly important to us and we take all issues regarding the production of our food extremely seriously.”

Separately, Morrisons is recalling its Italian Penne Bolognaise Bake 400g because it contains celery that is not mentioned on the label, which could pose a risk to someone with an intolerance or allergy. Laila Foods is recalling its mint sauce, sold at Asda, because it contains undeclared egg, which could also pose a health risk.

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