Sunday, 14 December 2014

Tibaldi Australasia Pty Ltd—ALDI Berg Strassburg and ALDI Berg Skinless Hotdogs

Product description: Vacuum packaged 500g strassburg and 375g hotdogs

Identifying features: All use by dates up to and including 08-02-2015 (strassburg) and 16-01-2015 (hotdogs).

What are the defects? The recall is due to microbial contamination.

What are the hazards? Food products with microbial contamination may cause illness if consumed.

Where the product was sold: Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Queensland Victoria T

Traders who sold this product: ALDI stores

Source: Food Safety Recalls Australia

Tayto Group Ltd recalls a batch of Tayto Snack Attack 10+5 (Bikers, Rollers and Chips) multipack

Tayto Group Ltd has recalled a batch of ‘Tayto Snack Attack 10+5 (Bikers, Rollers and Chips) multipack’ because it contains milk, soya and wheat which are not mentioned on the outer wrapper. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk (or its constituents) and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and an allergy to soya. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Recall of Some Holle Branded and Lebenswert Branded Baby Foods Due to Presence of Chemicals

The FSAI has issued a food alert regarding Holle Baby Food GmbH Serviceburo who is recalling the Holle branded and Lebenswert branded baby foods listed above due to the presence of atropine and scopolamine in some batches tested. These chemicals are undesirable plant constituents. In-store recall notices should be displayed in outlets that sold the affected products.

Nature Of Danger: Consumption of implicated products may cause short term adverse effects, for example, dilated pupils, change of heart rate, dryness of the mouth, constipation, urinary retention, and flushed skin. The chemicals present will be excreted from the body and therefore there are no long term health effects.

Source: FSAI

EFSA’s experts have finalised and adopted their scientific opinion on the risks to public health from bisphenol A (BPA) in foodstuffs.

The milestone follows a comprehensive risk assessment of this substance. BPA is a chemical used to manufacture plastics and resins that are used in a variety of food contact materials as well as other consumer and industrial products. The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids adopted the opinion during its 10-11 December plenary meeting. EFSA will publish the opinion by the end of January 2015, allowing the necessary time for formatting and a thorough editorial check, which is standard for all EFSA scientific opinions.

EFSA has carried out an extensive consultation and engaged with national authorities and stakeholders to ensure the widest possible range of scientific views and information have been considered, including similar scientific assessments currently underway at Member State level.

Source: EFSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Giant Eagle Recalls Apple Pistachio Salad With or Without Chicken Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria Monocytogenes

RZM Food Factory to cease operations for repeated food safety violations. RZM Food Factory prepared, packed, and held ready-to-eat mung bean, alfalfa, radish and clover sprouts and distributed them in Hawaii.

Global Garlic Inc. Recalls De Mi Pais Products Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) because of Possible Health Risk - Listeria Monocytogenes

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit Containing Gala Red Apple in a Few States in North East US Because of Possible Health Risk - Listeria Monocytogenes

Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovy in Whalen’s Seafood & Burger Sauce

Real Foods LLC, a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The product contains fish (anchovies), a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

Safeway Recalls Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream Sold November 4 through December 5 Due to an Undeclared Peanut Allergen

CFIA recalls this week

Serengeti Trading brand ready-to-eat meat products recalled due to undeclared mustard and sulphites

Beverage powders imported by Sei Ying Trading Company Ltd. recalled due to undeclared milk

Orientale brand chocolate fondue products recalled due to undeclared milk


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Gima UK Ltd is recalling all packs of various Bodrum brand dried fruits

Gima UK Ltd is recalling all packs of various Bodrum dried fruits because of the presence of sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide or sulphites. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Shire Foods of Norfolk recalls Jumbo Golden Sultanas

Shire Foods of Norfolk is recalling all packs of Jumbo Golden Sultanas because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide or sulphites. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

House of Flavors Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Dairy Allergen in Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto

Nebraska Firm Recalls Pork Belly Product Produced Without Import Inspection

Abdallah Candies of Burnsville, MN is taking precautionary measures and voluntarily recalling red and silver foil wrapped Holiday Caramel Bites. One customer has reported finding a peanut butter bite, wrapped in red foil, in a bag of holiday caramel bites. The date code on the bag was EK-08.

Whole Foods Market West Hartford, Bishops Corner and Glastonbury Recall Tarte Aux Pommes Due to Undeclared Almonds

CFIA recalls this week

Certain Macau Honghong brand Cracker products may contain undeclared sesame and almond

Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Maggi brand Healthy Soups - Mixed Vegetable recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Indican brand Corriander + Cumin Powder recalled due to undeclared gluten

Sunday, 30 November 2014

FSAI recalls this week

Dunnes Stores Recalls a Batch of Bottled Water Due to the Presence of Residues of Cleaning Fluid





Recall of Fisherman's Choice 'Asian Choice Seafood Cocktail'

Fisherman's Choice is recalling its Asian Choice Seafood Cocktail with a 'best before' date of 24 February 2016. This is because the product contains gluten, soya and egg which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to gluten and/or soya and/or egg. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

Chapel Foods Ltd recalls Genius Gluten Free Denby Dale Steak Pies

Chapel Foods Ltd has recalled some packs of its Steak Pies because they may have been packed with Chilli Bean Pies. The Chilli Bean Pies contain gluten, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Select Containers of Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Allergen - Peanuts

Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region recalls Vegan Pumpkin Pie due to Undeclared Walnuts

Flying Cow Creamery is voluntarily recalling one lot of whole milk yogurt due to a faulty time and temperature recording during pasteurization. Pasteurization heats milk to eliminate all illness-causing bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

Smoked Fish Corporation of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling 564 pounds of its Imported (Product of Denmark) Acme 4oz. (113g) vacuum packs of Smoked Nova Salmon with lot code of L.05122014 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, VA is recalling all packages of Soybean Sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Evershing International Trading Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Vinacafe Brand Coffee ‐ Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1

Ranchers Legacy Meat Recalls Ground Beef with Possible E. coli O157

CFIA recalls this week

Macau Honghong brand Crisp Cakes Walnut Cracker recalled due to undeclared peanut

Cool Runnings brand Curry Powder recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Nha Trang Deli Inc. brand Beef Balls recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Peek Freans brand biscuits recalled due to undeclared milk

Dimpflmeier brand Pumpernickel Roggenbrot recalled due to undeclared milk




Saturday, 15 November 2014

FSA and FSIS recalls this week

Kasia’s Deli Inc., a Chicago, IL. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,059 pounds of pierogi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, soy, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

Great American Appetizers, Inc. Recalls Hyvee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Due To Undeclared Soy Flour, Yellow #5, And Yellow #6

B&G Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut And Almond In Product

Solgar, Inc., of Leonia, NJ, is voluntarily recalling ABC Dophilus® Powder. The recall was initiated, out of an abundance of caution, because the product was found to contain Rhizopus oryzae, which may cause Mucormycosis. This is a rare infection that may cause health problems to consumers, particularly pre-mature infants/infants, children, and those with weakened immune systems. Although, it may also occur (rarely) in people who are otherwise healthy. Susceptible consumers should consult with their physician or health care provider if they have used this product.

Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Eco-Farmed and Organic Brown Rice Flour Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a Lancaster, PA. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,196,669 pounds of frozen pretzel hot dog products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

Asda Deliciously Creamy Meal for 1 (Chicken Korma), Mild & Aromatic Meal for 1 (Chicken Tikka) and Tasty & Tangy Meal for 1 (Chicken in Black Bean Sauce) withdrawn

Asda has withdrawn packs of its Deliciously Creamy Meal for 1 (Chicken Korma) and its Mild & Aromatic Meal for 1 (Chicken Tikka) because the samosas contain milk, which is not mentioned on the product. Packs of Tasty & Tangy Meal for 1 (Chicken in Black Bean Sauce) are also being withdrawn because the spring rolls contain soya and barley, which is not mentioned on the product. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

M&S 4 Mini Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs and M&S 4 Mini Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate, Garlic & Cumin withdrawn

Marks & Spencer has withdrawn packs of its 4 Mini Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs and packs of its 4 Mini Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate, Garlic & Cumin because some packs do not mention the presence of wheat (gluten). This means the products are a possible risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Marlow Foods Ltd recalls a date code of Quorn Cottage Pie

Marlow Foods Ltd has recalled a date code of Quorn Cottage Pie because some packs have been packed with Quorn Lasagne which contains wheat (gluten) and celery. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and/or an allergy to celery. For product details follow the link.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Growers brand peanut products recalled due to undeclared wheat

Hommus products recalled by Oskar Specialty Foods due to undeclared sesame seeds

Marco Polo brand chocolate covered wafer bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Double Happiness brand Five Spices Powder recalled due to undeclared sesame

3:15 PM brand coffee products recalled due to undeclared milk

Snack products recalled by OEY Trading Co. due to undeclared milk

Nha Trang Deli Inc. brand Beef Balls recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Vinacafé and Vinacafé BH Wake-Up brands coffee products recalled due to undeclared milk

Ottogi curry products recalled due to undeclared mustard 

MD brand products recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Orthodox Coconut Palm brand coconut juice recalled due to undeclared milk

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Recall of All Batches of Fior Uisce Water Due to Elevated Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds

The FSAI is recalling this product. Click on the link for more details.

Aytac Foods Ltd withdraws a batch of Aycan Dried Apricot

Aytac Foods Ltd is withdrawing a batch of Aycan Dried Apricot because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk to those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

Source: FSA

Chinese police seize 10 tonnes of 'toxic' tofu in latest food scare

Check out this story in the Independent. 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Australian food safety recalls

Check out the latest food safety recalls in Australia

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

New Jersey Firm Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish, Wheat and Egg In Garden Rotini Salad.

House of Spices (India) Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Golden Raisin”

CS Best Food Inc., a Panorama City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,560 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains wheat and soya, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

Kulana Foods Ltd., a Hilo, Hawaii establishment is recalling approximately 4,465 pounds of frozen, fully cooked pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with a soy sauce that contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.


Marin Food Specialties, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Imported Organic Raw Almonds (Bitter Almonds) Due to Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Hydrogen Cyanide

CFIA recalls this week - a large number of allergen recalls ..

Cosine brand Coffee Mate recalled due to undeclared milk

Rudolph's and Rudolph's Rye-Lite brand Rye Breads recalled due to undeclared milk 

U.loveit brand Instant Drink Powders recalled due to undeclared barley and milk 

Krakus brand Red Borscht Soup recalled due to undeclared milk

Purity brand Spearmint Lumps and Bull's Eyes recalled due to undeclared wheat

Jack 'N Jill brand Chicharron products recalled due to undeclared wheat

Osoleo Wildcrafters brand unpasteurized Cranberry-Apple Cider recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Certain Aki's brand pickle and chutney products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Coq Rôti brand Bolognese Meat Sauce recalled due to undeclared mustard

Ottogi curry products recalled by Pan Asia Food Co. Ltd. due to undeclared mustard 

Barbours Nuts About brand Almond Butter Smooth recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Sesame paste product recalled due to undeclared peanut 

Thrifty Foods brand Christmas Cakes recalled due to undeclared walnuts

Bonn brand biscuits and cookies recalled due to undeclared sulphites

MD brand Extra Hot Chilli(e) Sauce recalled due to undeclared sulphites



Saturday, 8 November 2014

Sunburst Snacks Golden Raisins withdrawal

Sunburst Snacks is withdrawing all batch codes of its Golden Raisins because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide (sulphites). Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Higgidy Ltd recalls a date code of 6 Feta and Red Pepper Veggie Rolls

Higgidy Ltd is recalling a date code of its Feta and Red Pepper Veggie Rolls product because it contains sulphites, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with sensitivity to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

FSA recalls

Dairy Crest Ltd recalls certain date codes of Morrisons Whole British Milk and Supervalu from Budgens Whole British Milk due to possible chemical contamination with cleaning fluid

Asda recalls bottles of Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry 75cl due to the risk of the bottles shattering

Ewden Vale has withdrawn its Salmon Burgers with 'best before' end date 28 December 2014, because they contain barley (gluten), which is not mentioned on the product label.

Jumbo UK Ltd recalls its Nigeria Taste Brown Beans due to the risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide

Recall of More Food Belgian Chocolate Rocky Roads: undeclared hazelnuts

Cow & Gate has recalled 200g jars of its ‘Sweet Squash & Chicken from 7 months+’ baby food. The label incorrectly shows ‘no added egg’ and ‘gluten free’ in a tick box, although both egg and wheat are correctly shown in the ingredient list.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Z Natural Foods Recalls Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Chetak New York L.L.C. Recalls 7 Oz., 14 Oz., & 28 Oz. Packages of "Deep Raw Cashew Pieces" Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Shur-Green Farms Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lascadoil/Soyoil Due to Possible Lasalocid Contamination

CFIA recalls this week

Purity brand Chocolate Kisses and Butterscotch Kisses recalled due to undeclared wheat

Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Cool Runnings brand Jamaican Style Curry Powder recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Unpasteurized cider recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Jack 'N Jill brand snack foods recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

The Stock and Sauce Co. brand Baked Potato recalled due to undeclared wheat

Le Sélect - L. Fortin brand Cooked Bacon recalled due to undeclared soy

Pasta D'Aprile brand Tortellini and Ravioli recalled due to undeclared milk

Margarine products recalled by Richardson International Limited due to undeclared milk

Jiano Foods brand Beef Tortellini and Beef Ravioli recalled due to undeclared milk

Sesame paste product recalled due to undeclared peanut

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Golden Circle Canned Beetroot Slices

Product description: Golden Circle Canned Beetroot Slices 450g

Identifying features: Batch Code WO0544

What are the defects? The recall is due to the potential for microbial growth in this batch.

What are the hazards? This product may cause illness if consumed.

Supplier HJ Heinz Company Australia Limited

What should consumers do? Consumers should not consume this batch. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Food Recalls - Australia

Recall of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans Due to Possible Contamination with Aluminium Phosphide

As a precautionary measure, Jumbo UK is recalling all batches of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans, due to the possible risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide. The dried beans were transported with envelopes of aluminium phosphide, which is used as a fumigant, and it can be highly toxic if it is consumed. So far no beans have been found to be directly contaminated with aluminium phosphide. In-store recall notices will be displayed in relevant retail shops supplied.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination

Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination

New Jersey Firm Recalls Salad with Chicken Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Walnuts

Rome Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Fresh And Frozen Crab Meat Because Of Possible Health Risk - Listeria monocytogenes

Bailey Farms Inc. Recalls Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers Because Of Possible Health Risk - Salmonella

CFIA recalls this week

Longo's brand coffee cakes recalled due to undeclared allergens

Zéro Diète brand Red Curry Coconut Pork recalled due to undeclared soy

Sweet Art Bakery brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

Okanagan Rawsome brand products recalled due to undeclared almonds

Chippy brand and Jack 'N Jill Chippy brand Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat

Glicks Finest brand Apricot Preserves recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Organic Traditions brand sprouted flax seed powder recalled due to Salmonella

Ottogi curry products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Country Cookhouse Bakery brand baked goods recalled due to undeclared allergens

Products from Sunripe Farms recalled due to undeclared milk and mustard

Pacific Sunrise Foods brand Fuji Dressing recalled due to undeclared mustard and wheat

Sesame paste product recalled due to undeclared peanut

Jack 'N Jill brand barbecue flavor potato chip products recalled due to undeclared gluten, mustard and wheat

McCain brand Hashbrowns recalled due to pieces of plastic

President's Choice Organics brand Primavera Pasta Sauce recalled due to pieces of plastic 

Lundberg brand Rice Chips (Sea Salt) recalled due to undeclared milk

Kevin's brand Taiyaki and Waffle products recalled due to undeclared milk

Williams-Sonoma brand Pumpkin Seed Pesto recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - Clostridium botulinum

Sunday, 19 October 2014

CFIA recalls this week

U.loveit brand Brewed Tea Drink Powders recalled due to undeclared milk

Ottogi curry products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Parenteau's brand chocolate products recalled due to undeclared soy

La Ferme Pousse Menu brand products recalled due to undeclared mustard and soy

Monica brand snack products recalled due to undeclared milk

Okanagan Rawsome brand Afke's Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps due to undeclared almonds

Bonn brand Marie Day High Fibre Biscuits recalled due to undeclared sulphites

3:15 PM brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Publix Issues Voluntary Recall of Publix Asian Mix due to undeclared peanuts

United Natural Trading LLC dba/ Woodstock Farms Manufacturing Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Peanuts in Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix

Maryland Firm Recalls Lamb Products Produced Without Import Inspection

Oasis Brands, Inc. Recalls Products Lacteos Santa Martha Because of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Hapi Pudding"

New Hope Mills Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Soy

California Firm Expands Recall of Beef Products Due To Possible Processing Flaw

California Olive And Vine Announces The Voluntary Recall Of Pumpkin Seed Pesto due to potential contamination with Clostridium Botulinum

Sunburst Foods Recalls Products Because Of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes

Real Foods Of Seattle, LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In Mexican Cheddar Dip

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Italian Style Wedding Soup Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens - Soy and Egg