Food Standards Scotland issues a Food Alert For Action (FAFA) for frozen meat and fish products supplied by MDA Products Ltd

13 January 2017


Food Standards Agency has today (13 January 2017) issued a FAFA to Heads of Environmental Health Services at Scottish local authorities regarding a number of food products, mainly frozen fish and chicken, which have been repackaged in unapproved premises and are therefore potentially unsafe, by MDA Products Ltd.

These products are also the subject of a number of labelling and traceability contraventions. They may have 'best before' or 'use by' dates that have been extended beyond those set by the manufacturers and without authorisation. They are not compliant with food law requirements and should be withdrawn from the market and recalled from consumers.

Despite investigations by the enforcement authorities, it has not been possible to obtain the full distribution details or product traceability record for these products. Details of known distribution to three retail chains is provided in the FAFA, including Home Bargains in Scotland.

This FAFA applies to all products of animal origin packed and supplied by MDA Products Ltd, FY4 3RL.

FSS is advising consumers who have bought any of the above products to not consume them.

Known affected products:

  • 4 Cod Fillets wrapped in crunchy golden breadcrumbs, 480g

  • Lytham Fish Co. Basa Fillets, 800g

  • Lytham Fish Co. 100% White Fish Fillet Burgers, 4 pack, 460g

  • Tasty Chicken Co. Chicken Fillets in Tomato and Herb Marinade 400g

  • Alaskan Pollock Fillets, wrapped in crunchy golden breadcrumbs, 500g

  • Lytham Fish Co. 16 Seafood Sticks, 200g

  • 3 Chicken and Spinach Escalopes

  • Breaded Hake Goujons, 500g

  • Cod Bites, 500g

  • Cod Fillets 500g

  • Panga White Fish Fillets, 1kg

Examples of packaging: