During the past month, Scotland health officials have reported nine cases of Escherichia coli O157 PT32 associated to venison products produced by a company called Highland Game in Dundee. Health Protection Scotland says all cases had either consumed products (steaks, grillsteaks, sausages and meatballs) which had been purchased raw from a wide range of outlets and cooked at home or were fellow household members and likely to be secondary cases.
Food Standards Scotland reports the raw venison products have use-by dates from 4th September 2015 to 1 October 2015.
As these use-by dates have passed, products will no longer be on sale, but consumers may have products in their freezers at home. These products should not present a risk to health if they are handled and cooked properly.
If however, consumers still have concerns, they should contact Highland Game directly, or contact the retailer where they purchased the product.
Use-by dates in the range 4 September – 28 September 2015 for the sausages, meatballs and grillsteaks, and 4 September to 1 October for venison steaks.
Food Standards Scotland are working closely with Highland Game, who have confirmed that they have taken immediate precautionary action.
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