Turkey butterflies company: no product in the food chain

Customers have been advised not to eat a batch of turkey butterflies that were produced in "unapproved premises", the food safety watchdog has warned. But the Newport company says none of the product is in the food chain.

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Turkey company 'having people cancelling orders'

Severnside Provisions Ltd employs 17 people, and supplies meat to South and South West Wales, and the South West of England, from its base in Newport.

Its operations continue in the run up to Christmas.

Managing Director Anthony O'Sullivan said: "We are having people cancelling orders. I want to reassure people - all of our product is 100 per cent assured. That seized turkey has never been wholesaled."

Severnside says it has a licence to process bacon - but not turkey.

"We do wholesale turkey, but not process it. It was just a licensing issue. The seized turkey was stored in a part of the building not covered by our licence."

"We had a large batch of turkey condemned and taken away. None of this turkey has made it into the food chain."

"We are looking into how it happened and have already taken steps to make sure it does not happen again."

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