Wham, bam, avoid M&S clams
Customers who have bought mussels and clams from M&S are advised to return to their nearest store to get a refund, after ‘a small number’ of people fell ill.
Thousands of mussels have been taken off the shelves pending an investigation from the Food Standards Agency. If your house contains the crustacean critters, do not sauté them, steam them or otherwise ingest them, unless you want to spend the next few days pulling a muscle with all the vomit.
The products affected are: Mussels in Garlic, Mussels in White Wine and Mussels and Clams. The FSA have said that it is yet to be proven that the mussels caused the illnesses, but anyone who has ever had a dodgy clam will know the symptoms of digestive trauma and feelings of wanting to die.
The mussels are supplied by Pinneys, based in Annan near Dumfries. Scotland has been at the centre of a mussel debacle recently: several farms in Shetland were closed down in the summer after the FSA found high levels of toxins.
Anyway, to be on the safe side, don’t be SHELLFISH, and take your mussels back to the shop. Perhaps you can swap them for some less dangerous food that doesn’t resemble wizened orange slugs.