A Scottish firm has recalled two of its smoked salmon products over food poisoning fears.
A notice was issued by Food Standards Scotland for the products from Fife-based smokehouse.
Two Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse smoked salmon products have been recalled over concerns about the company’s procedures to control Clostridium Boulinum.
Packshots of the two affected products. They are:
- Product: Scottish Farmed Hot Smoked Salmon (vacuum packed)Pack size: Individual salmon fillet portions and salmon sidesUse By Date: Up to and including 6th of May 2018
- Product: Scottish Farmed Hot Smoked Salmon (cold smoked) (vacuum packed)Pack size: Individual salmon portions, trimmings and salmon sidesUse By Date: Up to and including 6th of May 2018
Products which have an oval EC approval number are not affected.
No other Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse products are known to be affected.
The bacteria, Clostridium Boulinum, can cause the rare but potentially life-threatening illness, botulism.
According to the NHS, it attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis.
On the NHS website they say: “Most people will make a full recovery with treatment, but the paralysis can spread to the muscles that control breathing if it’s not treated quickly.
“This is fatal in around 5-10% of cases.”
The FSS are advising anyone who bought the products to not eat them and return to the point of purchase for a full refund.