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Haggis recalled over food poisoning fears

By James Ridler contact

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The Farmer’s Son has recalled packs of haggis over food poisoning fears
The Farmer’s Son has recalled packs of haggis over food poisoning fears

Related tags: Sausage

Scottish meat processor The Farmer’s Son has recalled packs of haggis and black pudding, due to concerns over the company’s procedures to prevent food poisoning.

The Foods Standards Agency issued a recall notice over Christmas, noting fears over the company’s actions to control Clostridium botulinum​ in its products.

The bacteria can produce botulinum toxin that causes serious food poisoning and can be potentially fatal.

However, The Farmer’s Son of Auchtertool, Fife said no traces of the toxin had been found in its products and that the recall was a precaution.

Recall was a precaution

It advised customers not to eat its products and instead return them to the place they were bought from for a full refund.

The recall applied to 1lb, 2lb and 4lb packs of Haggis Bungs with use by dates ranging from December 20 2017 to January 10 2018. Also included were 300g packs of Haggis 4 Slice and Black and White Pudding 4 Slice (see box below for full details).

Meanwhile, last month Alana Spencer, winner of the hit BBC TV show The Apprentice​, admitted to being “mortified”,​ after she was forced to recall cakes and bars from her Ridiculously Rich brand, due to a labelling error.

Products recalled by The Farmer’s Son

Product:​ Haggis Bungs
Pack size​: 1lb, 2lb & 4lb
'Use-By' Date:
20/12/17
27/12/17
03/01/18
10/01/18

Product:​ Haggis 4 Slice
Pack size​: 300g
'Use-By' Date:​  
20/12/17
27/12/17
03/01/18
10/01/18

Product:​ Black and White Pudding 4 Slice
Pack size​: 300g
'Use-By' Date:​ 
21/12/17
28/12/17
04/01/18
11/01/18

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