Food Safety Warning Regarding Salmon

Published Date: 

15 Nov 2019 - 14:53
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Argyll and Bute Council is urging people only to buy salmon from a reputable source.

Twenty tonnes of salmon has gone missing following an accident on the A82 near the Bridge of Orchy where a lorry overturned.

This salmon may have entered the food supply chain. It is potentially unsafe to eat and should not be consumed.

At the time of the accident the salmon was head on and gutted and of various sizes. It had not undergone processing.

There is a possibility it is has been contaminated and may not have been subject to the required chilled conditions.

This salmon cannot under any circumstances be used for further processing because of potential food safety issues and also because it does not comply with the requirements of Food Law.

If you are in possession of this salmon you are advised to dispose of it immediately.

Members of the public are advised that legitimate salmon, that complies with the requirements of Food Law, will be sold through reputable retail and wholesale outlets.

If you have any concerns, please phone Argyll and Bute Council on: 01546 605519