Turkey butterflies produced in an unapproved establishment update

Last updated:
23 December 2013
food alert for action
The FSA is issuing an updated Food Alert for Action concerning turkey butterflies processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd, because ongoing investigations have found that eighteen tonnes of the product have been supplied to independent butchers and catering outlets throughout South and Mid Wales, South West and South Central England. If you have bought the product, do not eat it.

Severnside Provisions Ltd, Newport, South Wales, is approved for bacon slicing and cold storage, rewrapping of raw, cooked and ready to eat dry products, but the company has been processing turkeys in conditions that do not meet the required hygiene standards for food production.

Further investigations have established that any turkey butterflies supplied by Severnside Provisions Ltd may have been produced in an unapproved establishment and in conditions that do not meet the required hygiene standards for food production.

Product details

All dates and batch codes of the following product are affected:

  • Turkey butterflies produced by Severnside Provisions Ltd

Whole turkeys produced by Severnside Provisions Ltd are not affected by the Food Alert for Action.

Information about the action to be taken by local authorities can be found in the Food Alert for Action via the link below.

Advice to consumers

There is no evidence at present of any specific risk to public health from consuming this product. However, it is illegal to supply meat from unapproved premises. If you have purchased the above product, do not eat it. The shop where it was bought should be able to advise whether the product was processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd.

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