Drug-Affected Lamb Batches Recalled By Asda

Supermarket giant Asda has been forced to recall certain batches of lamb that may contain meat from sheep sold for breeding purposes only and not intended to be eaten.
The retailer has removed all the potentially affected lamb from its shelves, which was bought, slaughtered and supplied by Welsh abattoir and meat producer – Welsh Country Foods Ltd.
The sheep had been treated with a veterinary drug to combat sheep scab which had not been given enough time to pass through their systems.
The Food Standards Agency, who are currently investigating the matter, believes lamb from the affected animals may have been more widely distributed across the UK .
Asda are putting up point-of-sale notices throughout its UK stores, advising customers who have bought lamb from the affected batches to return the meat to their nearest store immediately for a full refund .
An Asda spokeswoman said the affected meat was processed at the Anglesey plant between October 12 and 16 and had now been withdrawn from sale .
“Naturally we are disappointed that we had to recall some batches of lamb from our stores last week,” she said.
“We’d like to reassure our customers that this was a precautionary measure and the likelihood of people eating the meat from the affected part of the animal is very low indeed.
“We’re committed to continuously delivering top quality products and are happy to offer a full refund to any customers who are concerned.”
The full list of withdrawn batches and any updates on the situation can be found on the FSA website .

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