Wham, bam, avoid M&S clams

December 3rd, 2013 3 Comments By Lucy Sweet

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.

mussels 300x187 Wham, bam, avoid M&S clams

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.

Comments (3) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by kv December 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    ” 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.”

    brilliant reporting Lucy, telling people eating them WILL make people vomit, even though no link has been proven.

  2. Posted by Dick December 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

    You should return all food from Scotland, just in case.

  3. Posted by Stan Laurel December 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Wouldn’t fancy being dragged by the ball hair from Annan to Shetland,

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