Manufacturing defect suspected in canned elk meat produced by Kuusamon Lihatuote Oy

Kuusamon Lihatuote Oy is withdrawing a batch of canned elk meat, Hirvisäilyke, 400 g, best before date 31.07.2011. An elliptical identification mark on the banderol of the can shows the number 3170.

Due to a possible error in the manufacture of the product, the safety of the food may have been compromised. The products in question must not be eaten.       

The product has primarily been sold in the local store of Kuusamon Lihatuote Oy in Kuusamo.

Consumers in possession of this product can return it to the store of Kuusamon Lihatuote Oy. Contact person is Pekka Hackzell, tel. +358 (0) 8 8830811

The matter is at the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira handled by
Auli Vaarala, Head of Unit, tel. +348 (0) 2077 24274 or +358 (0) 50 3868420 and by Senior Food Control Officer Pirjo Korpela, tel.+358 (0) 2077 24235, e-mail