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Product Recall Information Notice

Bowring Butchers, High Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, is recalling all sliced cooked meats and potted beef spread purchased directly from these premises on 24 and 25 April 2019 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Mansfield District Council is working closely with Bowring Butchers over the recall.

If you have bought any of these products, do not eat them as the bacteria presents a safety risk. You should return them to the store or destroy them. No other products from Bowring Butchers are known to be affected.

Listeria usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but occasionally it can lead to more serious conditions such as meningitis and/or septicaemia (blood poisoning).

Young children, the elderly, people with a weakened immune system, and pregnant women are most at risk.

If you have eaten these products recently, you do not need to do anything unless you get symptoms of the infection. Symptoms can include a high temperature of 38C or above, aches and pains, chills, feeling sick or vomiting, diarrhoea.

If you have eaten any of these products and have symptoms please contact your GP. You can find more information at and 

Investigations are continuing and the council's Environmental Health team is working with the business, Food Standards Agency, Public Health England and other local authority Environmental Health teams to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Update: 4pm 02/05/2019 

Following comments on social media, we can confirm that the information issued by Mansfield District Council in relation to the product recall is accurate.
The council's Environmental Health team advised the business to close following food safety concerns.
Test results then confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria at the premises and in these product lines so a product recall information notice was issued.
The council has a duty to protect the health of the public and is continuing to work with the business to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Published 2 May 2019.

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