The Food Standards Agency are investigating what may be a 'significant' breach of hygiene regulations at an Exeter-based meat firm that supply pubs, care homes and schools.
Pub chain Wetherspoons had taken three steaks supplied by Russell Hume off its menu on Tuesday in what they called a "cautionary recall".
The meat and poultry processor blamed 'mislabelling' for the steak and gammon recall and insists there is no reason to believe the product is unsafe.
The FSA told ITV News: "Russell Hume were unable to demonstrate compliance with food hygiene rules at its locations, so we have stopped any product from leaving their sites until the business can provide assurances that they are compiling with relevant legislation."
The FSA have also instructed Russell Hume to undertake a withdrawal of all affected product in the supply chain.
All products have been stopped from leaving the site.