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Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse recalls two products because of inadequate procedures to control Clostridium botulinum

Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse recalls two products as a precautionary measure, because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum.

Product details: 

Brand Product Name Sizes 'Use by' Date
Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse (Vacuum packed) Scottish Farmed Hot Smoked Salmon Individual salmon fillet portions and salmon sides Up to and including
6 May 2018
(Packs which have additional oval EC approval number within date period not affected)
Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse (Vacuum packed) Scottish Farmed Smoked Salmon
(cold smoked)
Individual salmon portions, trimmings and salmon sides Up to and including
6 May 2018
(Packs which have additional oval EC approval number within date period not affected)

No other Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse products are known to be affected

Risk: Manufacturing controls that could potentially affect the safety of the products could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the 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.

Our advice to consumers:
If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.


Action taken by the company:
Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.


Example Labels

Packs which have additional (i.e 2) oval EC approval number (circled) are not affected.

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