Monday, 21 July 2014

VBites Foods recalls 'Wot, No Dairy?' desserts (update)

VBites Foods is extending its recall to all 125g pots of its 'Wot, No Dairy?' raspberry dessert and black cherry dessert products because they may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the labels. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. The FSA is issuing an updated Allergy Alert.

The original alert was published yesterday, 17 July 2014. The recall is being extended to all 'best before' dates as a precautionary measure. Follow link for product details.

Source: FSA

Recall of Fromagerie Donge Brie de Meaux Due to Possible Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

As a precautionary measure, Sheridan’s Cheesemongers is recalling the above batch of Fromagerie Donge Brie de Meaux, due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The affected cheese was supplied to a small number of speciality stores and point of sale notices are being displayed in stores advising consumers not to consume the implicated batch.

CFIA recalls this week

There have been a huge number of recalls this week...

Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Abido brand coating mixes recalled due to undeclared milk

Stephania's Pierogies brand Pork Meat (Pierogies) recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

San Mig brand 3 in 1 Coffeemix recalled due to undeclared milk

Podravka brand Luncheon Meat recalled due to undeclared milk

Al Karawan brand Soft Candy recalled due to undeclared egg and wheat

Al Reef brand Manna Walsalwa Soft Candy recalled due to undeclared egg and wheat

Products imported by Dijla & Alforat Food Market recalled due to undeclared eggs and milk

Old Village brand White Coffee recalled due to undeclared milk

Palm brand Liver Spread recalled due to undeclared milk

Kaak brand Crispy Baked Bread recalled due to undeclared sesame

Ju Chai and King's brand products recalled due to undeclared wheat

Sanjay's brand Beef Jamaican Patty Hot recalled due to undeclared egg


FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria Monocytogenes

North Carolina Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Milk

Mars Food North America Voluntarily Recalls Specific Batch and Item Number Representing Less Than 2,000 Cases--No Other UNCLE BEN’S® Products Affected-- contains barley which is not declared on the label.

King of Pops Charleston SC Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared: Soy, Milk, Egg and Wheat



Thai Chicken Panang withdrawn

Aldi Stores Ltd has withdrawn one date code of nice 'n easy Thai Chicken Panang, because the packets contain ‘Thai Chicken Peanut’ which means the presence of peanuts is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy to peanuts. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Revised E.coli O157 control of cross-contamination guidance published

The FSA E.coli O157 control of cross-contamination guidance has been revised and updated to take into account the results from independent research into the effectiveness of disinfecting complex equipment, and the views of industry and local authority stakeholders. The aim of the guidance is to ensure that businesses manage the risk to consumer health from the presence of E.coli in food.

Follow the link to read the guide.

ASDA Choco Sprinkles withdrawn

ASDA has withdrawn its ASDA Choco Sprinkles 64g with a 'best before' date of 31 May 2015 because it may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents. Follow the link.

Source: FSA

Symington's Ltd recalls one date code of its Ragu White Lasagne Sauce due to a potential microbiological food safety risk to consumers

Symington's Ltd is recalling a batch code of its Ragu White Lasagne Sauce because a small proportion of jars have been produced with an incorrect pH level. This may present a potential microbiological food safety risk to consumers. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Saturday, 28 June 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Health Matters America Inc. Of Cheektowaga, New York, Recalls Additional Sprouted Chia Seed And Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Due To Possible Health Risk

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Deli Ham Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination - Plastic

Nestlé USA Issues Recall Of Limited Amounts Of Häagen-Dazs® Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream In East Coast Region Due To Mismatched Packaging - Ice Cream Contains Peanuts Not Identified on Bottom Carton

Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings Recalls Sauces Because of Possible Health Risk - Clostridium botulinum

Nevada Firm Recalls Raw Pork Nugget Products Containing Wheat Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens - Wheat

Rudolph Foods, a Lawrenceville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 34 pounds of pork products due to misbranding. The product contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label

Iowa Firm Recalls Sausage Products Containing Soy and Wheat Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens - Soy and Wheat

Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Small Quantity of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product Due to Low Levels of Preservative Ingredient

More CFIA recalls this week

Shangrila Naturals brand Peach Juice recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Country Crocus Bakeshop brand bread products recalled due to undeclared eggs, milk and wheat

Kopiko Astig brand 3inOne Instant Coffee recalled due to undeclared milk

Korepab - Potato Pizza (crackers) recalled due to undeclared milk

Gastone Lago Elledi brand Poker Cacao Wafer with Cocoa Cream recalled due to undeclared milk

Lot 100 brand pudding products recalled due to undeclared milk

Bravo brand "Queijo de Vaca" Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA recalls this week

Wafer and noodle products recalled due to undeclared wheat

Crackers recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, and soy

Ziyad brand baba ghanouj and soup starter soup base recalled due to undeclared milk and sesame

Le Verdict d'Alexina and Grey Owl cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Le Moutier Goat Cheese sold at Choices Markets recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Various wafers recalled due to undeclared peanut

La Cage aux Sports brand Buffalo Chicken Wings Chips recalled due to undeclared mustard

Al Koura brand Tahina Extra recalled due to Salmonella

Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella

Rich Cakes brand baked goods recalled due to multiple undeclared allergens

Al's Homestyle brand Fireside Smokey recalled due to undeclared mustard

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Blackfriars Flapjacks withdrawn

Blackfriars Bakery is withdrawing two varieties of flapjack because they may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the labels. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents.

For product details follow the link.

FSIS and FDA recalls this week

California Firm Recalls Pork Mini Buns Products Due to Misbranding and Multiple Undeclared Allergens

Michigan Firm Recalls Bacon Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Soy

Ohio Firm Recalls Chicken Pad Thai Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Soy

CFIA recalls this week

Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods Brand Salmon Products Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Dangerous Bacteria - Clostridium Botulinum

Saint-Benoît-du-Lac brand Le Moutier Ripened Firm Goat Cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria

Daeha brand crackers recalled due to undeclared egg

Aunt Mae's Home Style brand jams and jellies recalled due to undeclared milk and sulphites

Al Fakher brand Tahina sold by Sesameco in St-Laurent, Quebec recalled due to Salmonella

Old Country Pasta brand pasta products recalled due to undeclared mustard

McKeown brand ciders recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Sunday, 15 June 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls

Voluntary Product Recall: Wegmans Bagged Ice Due to Possible Metal Fragments - Sold in VA, MD, NJ, and some PA stores only

Missouri Firm Recalls Ribeye and Carcass Products That May Contain Specified Risk Materials

La Finquita Cheese Issues An Allergy Alert Due To Potential Peanut And Tree Nut Contamination In Fresh Farmers Cheese

Fish Family Farm, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Milk Products And Cream Due To Potential Peanut And Tree Nut Contamination

Illinois Firm Recalls Turkey Base Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Smith's Country Cheese, Inc. Voluntarily RECALLS Waxed Gouda Wheels BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK from Listeria Monocytogenes

Lansal, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Egg White Salad With Chives Due To Possible Health Risk

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy

Nisa Retail Limited recalls Heritage Montgomery Spring Still Natural Mineral Water due to contamination with small black particles

For the FSA notice click here.

For the FSAI notice click here.

Marybake Muffins recall

Fulfil UK is recalling packs of Marybake Muffins with a 'best before' date that is before 16 August 2014 because there is no clear mention of milk on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.

For the details of the products involved, click on the link.

Dilly & Wolf Nutsters snacks recalled

Dilly & Wolf has recalled two snack products because the products may contain peanuts due to cross contamination during the manufacture of one of the ingredients. This is not mentioned on the label making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts.

Follow the link for product details.

CFIA recalls this week

Boulangerie l'Escale brand products recalled due to undeclared soy

Dietary Express brand sprouted chia & flax seed powder recalled due to Salmonella

Stawnichy's brand soups recalled due to undeclared milk, wheat, and soy

Madegood brand Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bars recalled due to Salmonella

Sunterra Market brand bakery products recalled due to undeclared allergens

A-R Perogies brand perogies and tortellini recalled due to undeclared wheat

Yummy House International Ltd. brand Licorice Ginger recalled due to undeclared sulphites

FDA recalls this week

Dole Packaged Foods Recalls Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil Soup in Texas Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

Navitas Naturals© Expands Voluntary Recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Powder Products due to Salmonella

Olde Thompson Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 oz Plastic Jars Due to Possible Salmonella Risk


Health Matters America, Inc, Recalls Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/flax Seed Powder Due to Possible Health Risk 

Rite Aid Voluntarily Recalls 16 oz. Pints of Mint ‘N Chip Thrifty Ice Cream as it may contain pistachios due to labelling error.

Ocean Spray Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of 8-ounce Greek YogurtCovered Craisins® Dried Cranberries Which May Contain Undeclared Peanuts

Glutino Voluntarily Recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers (4.25 oz. and 20 oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Baptista’s Bakery Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for LiveGfreeRosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Snack Crackers from Salmonella

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sainsbury's recalls its by Sainsbury's pitted black olives 350g due to possible contamination with small pieces of glass

Sainsbury's has extended the recall to include by Sainsbury's pitted black olives 350g, as a limited number of jars may contain small pieces of glass.

Product identification Product: by Sainsbury's pitted black olives Pack size: 350g Barcode number: 0000001830767 'Best before' date: 03/04/2017 (printed on lid)

Source: FSA

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Fresh Today Foods Ltd/Fresh Today Snacks Ltd has been asked to recall its own brand sandwiches, baguettes, and wraps, which have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene requirements

Follow the link to the Food Standards Agency Website for more information.

Wrapid Fajita Chicken Tortilla Wrap Recall

The Good Food Company Ltd is recalling Wrapid Fajita Chicken Tortilla Wraps because the product contains milk, which is not mentioned in the allergy advice box. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: Food Standards Agency

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared allergens in various Kredl's Corner Market brand products

Updated Food Recall Warning - Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Sunterra Market brand bakery products recalled due to undeclared allergens

Green's Market Bakery brand products recalled due to undeclared allergens and colours

Master Kong brand Instant Noodles recalled due to undeclared milk

Noodles, wafers, pastry and beverages recalled due to undeclared egg, milk or wheat

Goody Shop brand sweet goods recalled due to undeclared eggs, milk and wheat

Various products containing chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder recalled due to Salmonella

Various Old Country and Winnipeg Old Country brand meat products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Pork in Cadbury's: Malaysian chocolate recalled after DNA traces found

Follow the link to this report in The Guardian

Jonny's Popcorn Delights Choc Chip

Popcorn, some pieces coated in chocolate. All Best Before dates up to and including 13/11/14.

What are the defects? The possible presence of undeclared allergens (peanuts and tree nuts).

What are the hazards? Consumers who have a peanut and/or tree nut allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

Source: Product Recalls Australia

The Healthy Warrior Pty Ltd—The Bar Counter Chocolate Brownie Crunch High Protein

The Bar Counter Chocolate Brownie Crunch High Protein 40g bar Best Before: 03/04/15 Tests have detected the presence of almonds in the product. Consumers who have an almond allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if this product is consumed.

Source: Product Safety Recalls Australia

The Fine Seafood Company recalls packs of smoked salmon

The Fine Seafood Company has recalled its 'Whiskey Cured and Oak Smoked' Smoked Salmon (70g, grey packs only) because of high levels of Listeria monocytogenes. This is a bacterium that can cause illness in certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, and anyone with reduced immunity, particularly the over-60s. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Follow the link for product details.
Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Goody Shop brand Brownie Squares recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Recall of Veggie Paradise brand products due to undeclared egg

"3:15 PM" brand coffee beverage mixes recalled due to undeclared milk

Recall of dumpling products due to undeclared sesame seeds, soy and wheat

Recall of Roybos brand tea products due to undeclared almonds

Recall of Milano brand pastries due to undeclared eggs, milk and wheat

Imitation meat products recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, and mustard

Ben Tre brand Coconut Candy recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Smoked Fish Products sold from Orr's Fine Meats and Deli recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - Clostridium Botulinum

Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Recall of Kopiko Astig brand 3 in One Instant Coffee due to undeclared milk

Friday, 23 May 2014

Pesticide residue adherence rates above 97% for third consecutive year reports EFSA

Over 97% of samples tested in the latest Europe-wide monitoring programme of pesticides in food contain residue levels that fall within permissible limits, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). These results are part of the fifth annual report on pesticide residues in food in 27 EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. The report by EFSA’s Pesticide Unit is based on the analysis of more than 79,000 food samples carried out by national food authorities in 2011.

Source: EFSA

CFIA recalls this week - only one to report since last blog post

Deli Supreme brand Pizza Sub recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat