'Should not be eaten!’ Meat products urgently recalled from restaurants, cafes, and hotels as they 'may be unsafe'

'Should not be eaten!’ Meat products urgently recalled from restaurants, cafes, and hotels as they 'may be unsafe'

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By Solen Le Net


Published: 22/06/2024

- 11:57

Updated: 24/06/2024

- 09:09

Food businesses have been ordered to 'withdraw' the sale of the products

Various meat and meat products are being withdrawn from food businesses over safety concerns.

Restaurants and hotels in London and South East England have been urged to stop selling the meats as they could be "unsafe to eat".


The products, supplied by a cutting plant in Kent, are feared to have incorrect use-by dates and may be subject to traceability breaches, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned.

It stated: “Meat and Meat products supplied by a cutting plant in Swanley, Kent, should be removed from the market because of food safety concerns.

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The products are supplied by Block and Cleaver

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“The FSA has altered Environmental Health and Trading Standards Services to take action to remove meat and meat products manufactured by Block and Cleaver from the market."

The following products have been recalled:

Beef meat and meat products

Use by: All dates up to and including 20 June 2024

Pork meat and meat products

Use by: All dates up to and including 20 June 2024

Chicken meat and meat products

Use by: All dates up to and including 20 June 2024

“These products which have been supplied to food businesses in London and the South East of England, may not have been produced in accordance with GB food law requirements and therefore may be unsafe,” the FSA stated.

“They should not be eaten. We are asking food businesses such as restaurants, cafes and hotels to withdraw from sale any meat or meat products supplied by Block and Cleaver because they are unsafe to eat.

“Products should be disposed of safely.”



GB News has contacted the company for comments.

When is a food product recalled?

According to the FSA, a food is recalled when there is a problem with [the] product.

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The products are 'unsafe to eat'

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The item “might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

“The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food,” it says.

“In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific actions to be taken on behalf of consumers”.

More information about food recalls is available on the FSA website.

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