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Recall of Beef Extract in the United Kingdom Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Issue Date

14 August 2008

Source of Information

Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom

Food Product

Beef Extract

Name of Products

Bovril Beef Extract

Name of Company

Unilever UK

Product Description



Product weight: 250 grammes (glass jar)
Best before: end January 2010
Batch codes: L8201XX795, L8206XX795, L8207XX795 and L8208XX795

Product weight: 600 grammes (plastic tub)
Best before: end January 2010
Batch code: L8207XX795

Reason for Recall

Products might have been contaminated with Salmonella

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has contacted the U.K. authorities for further information. We have informed the trade of the incident and are closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected products

Further Information

Website of Food Standards Agency, UK

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
15 August 2008

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Last Revision Date : 15-08-2008