An online food retailer has recalled more than 60 meat products following an unannounced inspection.
Nottingham based Muscle Food delivers high-protein meats and balanced meals to customers at home.
However, the firm has urged clients not to eat a range of its products including beef burgers, steaks, pork and venison.
The move comes following an unannounced inspection by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of their supplier, DB Foods.
“We had concerns about procedures at DB Foods for use-by dates on some products that were not compliant with legal requirements,” the FSA wrote in an online notice.
“The affected products have been labelled with incorrect use-by dates, and therefore could be inadvertently eaten past the date by which they can be safely consumed.”
The affected products were sold between January 25 and February 3 2018 and the FSA recommends that customers who have bought the affected products do not to eat them.
Use-by dates on some Muscle Food products were not compliant with legal requirements (Muscle Food)
Despite the warnings, there is currently no indication that anyone has fallen ill from eating meat supplied by DB Foods.
In a statement Muscle Food founder, Darren Beale, apologised to customers for the recall.
“I wanted to firstly apologise to anybody that was affected by our recent precautionary product recall, which was on a small number of products, caused by a supplier mistake on the use by dates,” he said.
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“The team and I take our responsibilities incredibly seriously; and although on a daily basis we are offered products from a variety of suppliers we vet and choose our suppliers very carefully.
“In this case our supplier was a British Retail Consortium AA rated supplier; the highest rating you can achieve in the industry, with an excellent pedigree of supplying multinational companies. The moment they realised their mistake; they informed us and we informed you.
“They have let us down; and although the Muscle Food team quality check thousands of items every day; use some of the UK’s best known suppliers and care passionately about ensuring product quality - we have let you down too, sorry.”
Anyone concerned that they may have purchased affected products is urged to contact Muscle Food via live chat, e-mail or phone.