UK recall on cooked pig’s ears

UK based European food importer, Monolith (UK) Ltd, recalls boiled-smoked vacuum pig’s ears, due to Listeria monocytogenes found in the product.

Product: Rokiskio Mesine Pigs Ears boiled-smoked vacuum
‘Use By’ date: All date codes
Batch code: All batches

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle pain, chills, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. In rare cases, the infection can cause serious complications, such as meningitis.

Retort and processed meat

Retort with processed meat

Pouch cooking of meats using Lagarde retorts will guarantee the elimination of pathogenic material and reduce production costs when compared with water bath and traditional steam cooking methods.

Retorting is an established high quality thermal processing technology for treating such foods, led by innovations from world-renowned supplier Lagarde. Treating products under intense heat and pressure kills pathogens.  Only sufficient thermal processing during production should be used as a food safety control and should be done in the most efficient manner possible.

Using a pilot Lagarde autoclave makes accountability for the quality of thermal processing paramount.  With the latest Samantha control system for Lagarde retorts, the process parameters, control checks and real time progress can all be checked by tablet or smartphone remotely, with data from each cycle stored in an encrypted hard drive for up to ten years.

To find out more about the advantages of retorting, please contact the team or to find out more about Lagarde’s Autoclaves and Retorts please visit:

http://www.holmach.co.uk/products/lagarde

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