Fairfax Meadow has begun the voluntary withdrawal of some of its meat products from its customers in the foodservice sector.

This follows unannounced inspections by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) which took place on Thursday 8th February.

The unannounced inspections revealed concerns about the procedures and processes the company had been using to apply use by dates on some of its products.

A spokesperson for FSS told Meat Management: “Our review is ongoing but the company has acted properly and proportionately in swiftly withdrawing potentially affected products from the market.

“Fairfax Meadow responded immediately to our concerns and are now changing their procedures. We are satisfied with the changes that are being made and at present we are not anticipating the need for enforcement action.”

According to FSS, at no stage has there been any indication that people have become ill from eating meat supplied by Fairfax Meadow. The agency, FSA and local authorities are continuing to assess the situation and are working with the business to oversee their product withdrawal.

Fairfax Meadow has released a statement commenting that the recall process is “being undertaken as a precautionary measure and has been promptly implemented.”