Second update on an incident involving Scottish salmon (excluding organic salmon) due to potential risk of taint
Tuesday 19 February 2008
Food Alert: for Information
Ref: 05/2008 (Update 2)
This Alert updates the Food Alert for Information issued on 15 February 2008 concerning the withdrawal of further Salmon (excluding Organic Salmon) products/brands, due to a potential risk of a taint, resulting in an unpleasant taste.
The Agency has been informed that additional products/brands (listed below) could potentially be affected and, as a precautionary measure, have been withdrawn from sale.
Marine Harvest is currently investigating the cause of the taint. At present, they believe that the source of the contamination is diesel but have not identified the precise source of contamination.
Based on the information received by the Agency, the chemicals implicated in the problem are present at low levels which are very unlikely to be a risk to health.
The retailers implicated are:
- Costco Wholesale UK Ltd
Products withdrawn are:
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd
Kirkland Signature Boneless Skinless Fresh Salmon Fillets
Use-by dates 16 February to 20 February 2008 inclusive
Tesco Premium Scottish Smoked Salmon 400g: Use by 27 and 29 Feb
Tesco Sweet Chilli Hot Smoked Salmon Fillets 240g: Use by 21 and 22 Feb
Tesco Poached Salmon Fillets 225g: Use by 20 Feb
Tesco Skinless Salmon Fillets 260g: Use by 21 Feb
Tesco Boneless Salmon Fillets (variable weight): Use by 20 Feb
Tesco Skinless Salmon Fillets (bagged multi-pack): Use by 20 Feb
No other Costco Wholesale UK Ltd or Tesco products are known to be affected.