Ready-to-eat products in North East England not compliant with food law
A number of ready-to-eat products supplied by Café Class Ltd have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has stated that a number of ready-to-eat products (including all varieties of sandwiches, wraps and salads) supplied in the North East of England by Café Class Ltd have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements.
The agency has said that some ingredients used to manufacture these products have a shorter use-by date than the use-by date displayed on the end product packaging. Furthermore, there is an ingredient in one product (the Breakfast Sandwich) that is intended to be cooked but has been used as ready-to-eat.
This presents a safety risk, the agency said, and therefore, the products are not compliant with food law requirements.
The affected products (which incorporates all sizes) have been sold mainly in local convenience stores in the North East of England.
The FSA has said it has requested that enforcement authorities in the North East of England contact the food businesses within their areas to determine whether the premises hold any products supplied by Café Class Ltd or have placed affected batches of product from Café Class Ltd on the market.
It has stated that any product identified should be withdrawn and recalled and disposed of by the business or by the consumer but that product is not returned to Café Class Ltd.
The FSA has further advised that customers who have purchased these products do not consume them and should dispose of them.