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Ada's smoked catfish withdrawn

Ada's Smoked Catfish is being withdrawn from sale because it has been labelled with an identification mark of a food manufacturer that is no longer authorised for use. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action asking local authorities to make sure this product is withdrawn from sale and destroyed.

It is thought that an unapproved manufacturer is fraudulently using the identification mark, and despite investigations it has not been possible to identify the source of the product. The fish has been found on sale in small independent stores in a number of London boroughs.

We cannot guarantee that this product has been produced safely, therefore anyone who has bought it is advised not to eat it and should contact their local authority for more information.

Product details

Product: Ada’s Smoked Catfish Fillet, 120g
Identification mark: WQ411

Action to be taken by local authorities:

As this product is labelled with a non approved identification mark that has been withdrawn it does not comply with the requirements of Regulation 27 of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 as amended.

If any of this product is found on sale it should be withdrawn and destroyed. Please also send any relevant information to

About product withdrawals and recalls

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The Food Standards Agency issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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