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:
The Food Standards Agency is alerting consumers to the recall of all cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. A number of different types of cheese produced by the company have tested positive for potentially harmful strains of E.coli, including E.coli O157.
Batches of Dunsyre Blue and Lanark White cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd had already been recalled by Food Standards Scotland but this has now been extended to include all cheese products. Errington Cheese Ltd largely distributes its products in Scotland. However, we are aware that some products may have been supplied to food businesses in England.
All batch codes and pack sizes of the following products are being recalled:
The use-by dates are not known but these products could have been purchased up until Thursday 15 September 2016.
Symptoms caused by E. coli O157 can include abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal. Current FSA advice is that vulnerable groups including pregnant women, children and the elderly should not consume any raw, unpasteurised milk and dairy products such as cheese made from unpasteurised milk because of the increased risk of food poisoning.