Following the Metropolitan Police Service’s statement that a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer has been identified as the initial source of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has ordered an immediate examination of the unit by technical experts to establish the cause of the incident.
This product, which was manufactured between 2006 and 2009, has not been subject to product recalls and this testing will establish whether any further action is required.
If you believe you may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) you should call Whirlpool Corporation’s freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or visit their website to register for further updates.
At this stage there is no specific reason for consumers to switch off their fridge freezer pending further investigation.
Important product recalls are below
The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:
Errington Cheese has instigated a precautionary recall of Dunsyre Blue Cheese from a specific batch (E24) because it may contain shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).
The products listed below might be contaminated with STEC. Symptoms caused by this organism include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal.
Product: Blue Cheese
Brand Names: Dunsyre Blue Cheese & Dunsyre Baby Cheese
Pack size: All Sizes
Batch Numbers: E24
Dunsyre Blue 'Best before' dates: Between 18/09/2016 to 18/10/2016
Dunsyre Baby 'Best before' dates: Between 21/09/2016 to 11/10/2016
These products would have been purchased between 19th July 2016 and 8th September 2016. An example of the labels are below.
Action taken by the company
Errington Cheese Company has instigated a precautionary recall for the above product. Point-of-sale recall notices are also being displayed. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what actions to take if they have bought the product.
Advice to consumers
This product is mainly supplied to hotels, restaurants, specialist cheese shops and delicatessens. If you have purchased this product with the batch number above or if you have purchased it from delicatessen and do not have batch information, do not eat it. Instead, return it to either Errington Cheese or the store from where it was purchased.