The meat supplier probed over food hygiene


A meat wholesaler that supplied the pub chain Wetherspoon, schools and care homes is being investigated on food hygiene concerns.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that he had left of the meat, leaving Russell Hume sites of the company and not used flesh had been removed from their customers.

Wetherspoon pubs had removed steak from the weekly menu is steak night.

Russell Hume said that the withdrawal was a “precautionary measure due to the mislabelling”.

The company, which also supplies a wide range of hospitality and catering businesses, added: “We do not have any reason to believe that the product was safe to eat.”

In a statement on Wednesday, the FSA said that it had carried out an unannounced inspection of Russell Hume-Birmingham site the 12 of January.

Then “gave account of serious breaches of food hygiene standards,” he said.’Bad practices’

As a result, the research on food standards is carried out in all the Russell Hume sites and in other places where their products are stored in England, Scotland and Wales, the agency said.

“Russell Hume were unable to demonstrate compliance with standards of food hygiene in their places, by what we have left of any product of out of their sites until the company can provide assurances that they are complying with the relevant legislation, and that they are producing safe food,” the FSA said.

The FSA has also said Russell Hume, to remove “all affected products in the supply chain.”

There was no indication that the people had been sickened by eating meat provided by the company, according to the FSA.

But he said he was “concerned about the poor practices in place in their premises”, which was why it had taken “proportionate action to make sure that no meat can leave it to their sites today.”

The portion of Russell Hume meat has been “withdrawn” from its customers until the company can provide guarantees.”

The FSA said its investigations were continuing. Russell Hume was co-operating with its investigation and that it was “currently reviewing their procedures, and retraining of its personnel”, he added.