Haggis, black pudding and white pudding are among the products being recalled:: Stores are offering a full refund for the products
Fears over the safety of food products at Lidl and Marks & Spencer has sparked a mass recall.
Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has recalled a number of its products, including products manufactured for the food giants.
The recall is described as a “precautionary measure”, because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum.
Controlling factors which should prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum have been called into question at the manufacturers.
The toxin may cause a serious form of food poisoning, called botulism, and can be fatal.
Signs and symptoms of botulinum poisoning typically start to show within 18 to 36 hours after the toxin enters the body.
It can cause double vision, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps, slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing and muscle weakness.
The products being recalled are haggis or black pudding type foodstuffs.
No other Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd, Lidl or Marks & Spencer products are known to be affected.
Lidl’s Donald & Sons brand Scottish haggis, haggis slice, black pudding and black pudding slices in all date codes are being recalled.
Lidl Warren & Sons brand Sliced Black Pudding in all date codes as also on the list.
Marks & Spencer Scottish haggis, Scottish two haggis slices, black pudding, four black pudding slices, and white pudding carries potential risk.
The batches being recalled have use by dates up to and including July 28.
Many Macsween of Edinburgh products have also been recalled, including haggis, haggis canapes, vegetarian haggis, delicious every day haggis, traditional haggis, three-bird haggis and gluten free haggis.
According to a warning from the Food Standards Agency, manufacturing controls could not be demonstrated by the manufacturer.
The Food Standards Agency is advising anyone who has bought the product not to eat it, and to return it to the store for a full refund.
A recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.
Recall notices will also be displayed in Lidl and Marks & Spencer stores.
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