Issued By
County Council

Contaminated Smoked Mackerel

THE Food Standards Agency has issued a warning that some packs of smoked mackerel are contaminated with high levels of histamine.

The product affected is Booths Brand Smoked Mackerel and is vacuum packed with a use by date of 02.11.03, weight 0.574 kg (average weight).

Both the manufacturer, C&G Neve, and the retailer Booths Supermarkets have withdrawn the product from sale. However the label on the product indicates that it is suitable for home freezing, meaning people may still have them in their homes.

Mick King, County Trading Standards Officer, Northumberland County Council said: “Our first priority is to protect public health. Anyone who has any of these contaminated products should throw them away.”

More information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website at:

For further information please contact:
Trading Standards Department
NE61 2AP
Telephone: 01670 534585
Fax: 01670 534590

Further information is available from:
Nicola Sleightholme, Public Relations Assistant, Northumberland County Council
Tel: 01670 533252
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