Friday, 18 April 2014

New European horse meat tests

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tests of beef products for horse meat contamination. The tests have been requested by the European Commission as part of the follow-up to last year’s horse meat incident where a number of beef products sold across Europe were found to have been deliberately adulterated with horse meat.

Lidl Ocean Sea Rollmops recalled

Lidl UK is recalling jars of its Ocean Sea Rollmops because mustard is not mentioned in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy to mustard. In addition, the label does not mention fish as an ingredient in English, although the product label does show an image of prepared fish. Click on the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Sugar Coated Mixed Fruit recalled

Longdan Ltd is recalling a batch of Sugar Coated Mixed Fruit with a 'best before' end date of June 2014 because it contains sulphites which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Sainsbury's recalls its SO Organic Sultanas

Sainsbury’s is recalling all date codes of its SO Organic Sultanas on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found during routine testing. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Organic black peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella

Les Chocolats Lulu brand chocolate figures recalled due to undeclared egg

Undeclared milk in El Peto Products brand bread products

Undeclared milk in Zing brand Dark Chocolate Hazelnut bars

Undeclared eggs in La Maison du Pain brand Molded Easter Chocolate Products with Candy Eyes


Recall of Drinking Tube “Glasses” Due to the Presence of DPHP

Di(2-Propyl Heptyl) phthalate (DPHP) was detected in the above batch of drinking straws shaped as glasses. DPHP is a phthalate and is not authorised for use in food contact materials in the European Union. The implicated batch is being recalled from sale in Ireland and elsewhere. Point of sale notices should be displayed for customers in retail shops where this batch was sold.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Price Chopper Supermarkets Recalls Price Chopper Brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus due to Mislabeling The product is being recalled due to it being mislabeled with the ingredient panel for Price Chopper Sweet Potato Hummus, which does not declare that the product contains parmesan cheese, a known allergen.

Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries and Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds

Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet Recalled for Undeclared Allergen - Milk

Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

H Group, Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergen Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing

Monday, 14 April 2014

One Stop Crispy Potato Slices recall

One Stop is recalling packs of its Crispy Potato Slices with a use-by date of 13 April 2014 and 14 April 2014 because the product contains milk, which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents. The product has only been distributed in England and Wales.
Follow the link for product details.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

FDA recalls this week

Allergen recalls

Sinco Inc Issues Allergy alert on undeclared Peanut Protein in Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato

Bissinger’s Announces a Voluntary Recall of Its DarkChocolate Bunny Ears Due to Undeclared Milk

Buffalo Sav Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In “Grandma's Perogies Potato & Bacon Perogies” 

H Group, Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergen Alert on Undeclared Multiple Allergens in Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing - wheat, soy, egg and fish (anchovy)

Salmonella recalls

Swanson Health Products Recalls Full Spectrum Cilantro due to Salmonella

Fernandez Chile Company Inc. Recalls 4oz Chile Molido Puro and 6oz Chile Rojo Potential Salmonella Contamination


Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Recall on Organic Black Peppercorns Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns due to Salmonella

Lisy Corporation Issues Recall on: Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca) 6 Oz., Item 1132 Lot #'s A013 0518 & A014 0518 due to Salmonella

Lawncourt Harvest Ltd recalls Munchy Seeds Honey Seeds due to possible contamination with small stones and pieces of glass

Lawncourt Harvest Ltd has recalled Munchy Seeds Honey Seeds as the product may contain small stones and pieces of glass.

For product details click on the link.

Holly Lane Bakewell Slices recalled

Aldi Stores Ltd has recalled all batches of Holly Lane Bakewell Slices because they contain milk which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

The Salmonella and pepper recall seems to continue: Pusateri's Fine Foods brand Organic Whole Black Peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella

Allergen recalls

Undeclared milk in Nutty Club brand Karamel Korn

Undeclared almonds and pistachios in Liberté brand Organic Vanilla Yogourt Cranberry Muesli

Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds recalled due to undeclared milk

Orthodox Coconut Palm brand coconut juice (coconut milk) recalled due to undeclared milk

Elite brand Bittersweet Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Undeclared milk in Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries

Prolimer and Waterfront Bistro brand fish and seafood products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Undeclared soy in I Heart Keenwah brand products

Undeclared milk and sulphites in El Peto Products Ltd. Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Li Li Handmade Chicken and Pork Dumplings

Shengda Ltd is withdrawing its Li Li Handmade Chicken Dumplings and Li Li Handmade Pork Dumplings with 'best before' dates up to and including 21 March 2015 because they contain allergens (egg, soya, sesame and milk) that are not mentioned on the labels. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to the allergens. The products have only been distributed and sold in the London area.

Follow the link for product details.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared almonds, cashews, gluten, peanuts, pecans, sesame and wheat in Le Meilleur Enr. brand Trail Mix

The Pie Place brand cookie products recalled due to undeclared milk, wheat and soy

Belich's Market and Creekside Market brands Breakfast Wraps recalled due to Listeria

Alprose and Chocolat Alprose brand dark chocolate products recalled due to undeclared milk

Sunrise Bakery brand Macaroon Cookies recalled due to undeclared milk

Thai Kitchen Brand Thai Peanut Microwave Rice Noodles & Sauce recalled as it may contain spoilage microorganisms

Various organic black peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella

Rice porridge with abalone, product of Korea, recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - Clostridium botulinum

Undeclared peanuts in certain cookie products imported by Miraco Euro Food Ltd.

Undeclared milk in certain Chocolat Alprose brand confections

Undeclared milk in certain Alprose Deluxe and Alprose Tommy brand confections

The French Oven brand Dessert Cup Carrot recalled due to undeclared milk

Grandma's Perogies brand Potato & Bacon Perogies contain undeclared soy

Undeclared Wheat in Kwiki Mart Salina Store brand Injera

Undeclared milk in Shufra Chocolate brand Mocha Fudge

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Vita Food Products Issues Voluntary Recall of ELF Herring Fillets in Wine SauceContaining undeclared Milk

Lao Thai Nam Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Number One Sompa Salted Fish, Because of Possible Health Risk - Clostridium Botulinum

AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The products were formulated with milk and soy, which are not declared on the label.

Koru Pacific Packaging Announces a Voluntary Recall for One Lot # AH!LASKA® Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate Mix, 12 oz. Canister Due to Possible Milk Allergen

Natural Organics, Inc. Recalls One Lot of THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH Due to Bacterial Contamination - Pseudomonas aeruginosa

American Outdoor Products, a Boulder, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Organic Black Peppercorns Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region RecallsChipotle Chicken Wraps Due to Undeclared Fish Allergen


Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials (plastic) the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Food survey for UK SME food retailers

2013 Horsemeat incident affected your business? Please complete this quick survey.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Kettle Sweet Potato Chips withdrawn

Kettle Foods Ltd has withdrawn some packs of its Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips Sweet Chilli because they contain wheat (gluten). Wheat is labelled in the ingredients list, however the product labelling also states 'no gluten-containing ingredients'. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. For more details follow the product link.

Goats' milk formula not a solution for cows' milk allergic infants

Goats' milk infant and follow-on formula is now permitted for sale in the UK, following changes to the regulations in February. However, the FSA is warning that it is unlikely to be suitable for infants with a cows' milk protein allergy. The change to the regulation is the result of an opinion published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It found that protein from goats' milk can be suitable as a protein source for infant and follow-on formula, as long as the final product complies with the relevant criteria on the composition, labelling and advertising of such products (see Directive 2006/141/EC via the 'External sites' link on this page). Follow the link for more details.

Fabulous Freefrom Factory Dairy Free Chocovered Raisins

Winning Ways Fine Foods Ltd is withdrawing three batch codes of its Fabulous Freefrom Factory Dairy Free 'Chocovered' Raisins because one batch of the product (code: L200614) has been found to contain milk. The other two batches are being withdrawn as a precautionery measure. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.

Follow the link for product details.

FDA recalls this week

FDA orders Wash.-based smoked seafood manufacturer to cease operations

Fresh Express Issues Recall of Limited Quantity of Already Expired Italian Salad Due to Possible Health Risk, No Illnesses Cited

BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND”

Macadamia Nut Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of 15-Count Boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars Due to Package Mislabeling

Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk

Vermont Common Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts

Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Products Due to Listeria Contamination

CFIA recalls this week

Prolimer and Waterfront Bistro brand fish and seafood products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Safeway brand baked bean products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Undeclared mustard in Kitchen Pak brand Montreal Steak Spice Ground

Zing brand snack bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Various shredded cheese, pasta, and salad products recalled due to Listeria

All Fruits Ltd. and Restaurant Maman Fournier brands fruit salad products may be unsafe due to Listeria

Undeclared mustard in various products from Harvest Goodies

Undeclared almonds, pecans, gluten and sulphites in The Chocolate Factory brand Our Ever Famous Assorted Chocolates


Saturday, 22 March 2014

FDA recalls this week

Harry’s Farmers Market Recalls Amberjack From One Store in Marietta, GA. due to possible health risk

Some lots of Simply Lite brand dark chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Fannie May Issues a Voluntary Recall of 89.08 Cases of 14.0 oz. Spring Wrapped Assorted Chocolate Box Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Infinite Herbs, LLC Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Basil Organic Clamshells Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella





CFIA recalls this week - lots this week!!!

Co-op and Market Town Co-op brands bakery products recalled due to Listeria

The Meat Shoppe Brand shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria

Helados La Tapatia brand Frozen Novelties may be unsafe due to Listeria 

Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breast Strips recalled due to Listeria

Meddo Belle and Okanagan's Choice Cheese brands shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria 

Undeclared gluten and milk in Lenovers brand Veggie Burgers

Undeclared gluten and wheat in Le Meilleur Enr. brand Healthy Mix

Undeclared almonds and peanuts in Imei brand cookies

Undeclared eggs in Ganong Delecto brand Seasonal Truffle Assortment

Undeclared mustard in Kitchen Pak brand Montreal Steak Spice

Certain Sweet & Salty Mandarin Peel may contain undeclared sulphites

Zing brand snack bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Famous Foods recalling certain Chocolate Almonds Pure Semi Sweet due to undeclared milk

Undeclared milk in Oh Green brand beverage products

Certain Hsinjhu Rice Noodles may contain undeclared wheat and gluten

Undeclared mustard in Pepper Tree Spice Co. brand spice blends

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Morrisons recalls its Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers as the products may contain an under processed ingredient

Morrisons has recalled the two products listed below as some of the packs may contain under cooked prawns.

Product identification Product: Morrisons Seafood Cocktail (Sandwich Filler)

Pack size: 230g 'Use by' date: All date codes Product: Morrisons Prawn Mayo (Sandwich Filler)

Pack size: 230g 'Use by' date: All date codes

Action taken by the company:  Morrisons has recalled the implicated products and will be displaying product recall notices in stores. These notices will alert consumers to the recall and advise them of the actions to take if they have bought the products. A copy of the consumer notice issued by Morrisons can be found via the 'Related items' link below. Morrisons will also contact all their online customers to inform them of this issue. No other Morrisons products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Shellfish De La Mer Ltd Recalls Certain Seafood Products Due to Associated Illnesses

Following reports of illnesses associated with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP), Shellfish De La Mer Ltd is recalling batches of frozen products that contain implicated mussels. The products were supplied mainly to caterers directly or via wholesalers.
 Follow the link for product details.

FDA recalls this week

Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella



CFIA recalls this week

Certain Heinz brand infant food may contain packaging defects that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms

Undeclared peanuts and almonds in certain Imei brand Sesame Fried Cookies

Dole brand Italian Blend Salad recalled due to Listeria

Chocolat Alprose brand 52% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Undeclared milk in Dandy's Brand Cheese crackers and undeclared sulphites in Dong Ming Da Qiao (Chinese characters only) Dried bean curd stick

Undeclared milk in certain New Century Food brand Sesame Cookies

Okanagan's Choice Cheese brand Shredded Cheese Products recalled due to Listeria

Sunday, 9 March 2014

FSIS and FDA recalls this week

Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots Recalled Because of Undeclared Sulfites

Hong Lee Trading Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Mut Dua Non” Young Coconut Candy (Strips)

Arkansas Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens. 
The products are formulated with soy protein, a known allergen, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). However, the product was released with a label for George’s boneless skinless breast pieces with rib meat, which does not declare soy or MSG on the label.

Crown Food Distributors, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Undeclared Yellow #6 in Golden Natural Fruit Island

HC Schau and Sons issues allergy alert on undeclared Pine Nuts in ‘Fresh To Go’ Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread (sandwich).

House of Flavors Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Nut Allergen in Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ludington, Michigan-based Company Issues Allergy Alert

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups Due to Undeclared Eggs.


LSD Exposure Linked to Walmart Meat in Florida

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CFIA recalls this week

Chocolat Alprose brand 52% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Lucerne Foods - Various sandwich products recalled due to Salmonella

Undeclared wheat in D.L. Jardine's brand Queso Loco Cheese Salsa & Dip

Undeclared eggs and milk in AHS brand mini-muffins


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing withdrawn

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn all packs of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing because the product may contain traces of peanut due to cross contamination during manufacturing. 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

Sainsbury's recalls its Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding

Sainsbury's has recalled its 'by Sainsbury's' Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, because the product may contain small pieces of metal. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
For more information follow the link.

M&S Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets withdrawn

Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets because a small number of packs contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to egg. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Roos Foods Voluntarily Recalls Variety of Cheeses (listed below) Due to Possible Health Risk
from Listeria Monocytogenes

Texas Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen (Wheat)

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared milk in Yao Ji brand Frozen Fish Dumpling Fish Ball Package

Undeclared eggs and milk in AHS brand mini-muffins

Sun Valley and Castle brand shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria

Signature Cafe, Fresh 'n Delicious and Nester's Own brand Caesar Salad products recalled due to Listeria

Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprout product recalled due to Salmonella

Oh Green brand Black Cereal beverage powder recalled due to undeclared milk

Ferme Sunshine brand Almond Powder recalled due to undeclared milk

Club Supreme brand snack foods recalled due to undeclared milk

Elite brand Bittersweet Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Tekki Shomen brand Noodles in a Cup recalled due to undeclared milk

Master Kong brand noodle products recalled due to undeclared egg and sesame



Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tesco 'Free From' Digestive Biscuits withdrawn

Tesco has withdrawn its 'Free From' Digestive Biscuits with a 'best before' date of September 2014 because some packs may contain Tesco 'Free From' Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, which contain milk and soya. This information is not mentioned on the label, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to milk or soya, or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA recalls this week

Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Two Lots Of Fairway Brand Condiment Grilling Sauce

Evolution Fresh Voluntarily Recalls Select Bottles of “Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger” Juice Sold at California and Nevada Grocery Retailers

Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region Recalls Tom Yom Soup Due to Undeclared Milk

Falafel King Voluntarily Recalls Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps Because of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes



Canadian Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Without Import Inspection

Santa Maria Foods Corporation, a Rexdale, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 8,895 pounds of various meat products, because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Without full inspection, a remote possibility of adverse health consequences exists. Follow the link for more details.