Monday, 26 May 2008

Melamine incident cost $24 million in law suit

I wrote back in February on a sister blog about the melamine incident that caused the deaths of so many pets. Menu Foods who supplied the affected animal food has just settled a law suit for $24 million. The article reports that Menu Foods recalled 60 million cans of pet food, and expects their total expenses related to the recall to hit $55 million. Menu Foods has lost 89 per cent of its stock value since March 15th of last year, the day prior to the recall.

Food safety news round-up

There have been a number of articles written about food safety issues around the world over the last couple of weeks including:

Pork Crackling and Salmonella in the US

Salmonella cases in New Mexico

Ground beef and E.coli 0157

Pork blood sausages and Listeria

and

An outbreak of Norovirus in Turkey affecting 4000 people!

Pate withdrawn due to allergen alert

Paxton & Whitfield has withdrawn a batch of its Chicken Liver Pâté due to a failure to declare sulphites within its allergen labelling information.

M&S mustard recalled

Marks & Spencer plc have withdrawn some batches of wholegrain mustard and Dijon mustard due to incorrect allergen labelling information in that they have not declared the presence of sulphites.

Soya alert

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued an allergy alert that Lime Tree Pantry Limited has withdrawn its own brand Lamb in Mint Gravy Pie due to a labelling error resulting in a failure to declare soya.

Mould contamination of muffins

The UK Food Standards Agency report that Aldreds the Bakers has recalled all date codes of its own-brand luxury muffins up to and including 29 May 2008, due to mould contamination of the custard filling. Follow the link.

Morrisons recall another chicken product

The Food Standards Agency have identified that Morrisons has recalled its own-brand Cooked Chicken Thins (125g) because the wrong ‘use by’ date has been printed on packaging. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information. Follow the link for more details.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Sunflower oil contaminated with mineral oil

The Food Standards Agency have issued an alert for sunflower oil follow the link for more details.

Waitrose recalls organic eggs

The Food Standards Agency report that Waitrose has recalled organic eggs from one farm because they may be contaminated with lead. Follow the link to find out more

Nestle recall

The Food Standards Agency has reported that Nestlé has recalled, as a precautionary measure, one batch of its own-brand Nutrition Build-up Original (400g) because it may contain small pieces of thin plastic. Follow the link for more details

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

US meat recall for listeria

Marketwatch report that a New York City business has recalled 286,000 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and poultry due to possible Listeria contamination. For further details follow the link.

Sainsbury's recalls its own-brand in-store bakery Chocolate and Toffee Crisp Bites due to possible glass contamination

The Food Standards Agency reports that Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd has recalled its own-brand Chocolate and Toffee Crisp Bites, due to possible glass contamination. For more details follow the link

Kavli ltd recalls its own brand Primula Cheese Spread with ham due to plastic contamination

The Food Standards Agency reports that Kavli Ltd has recalled its own brand Primula Cheese Spread with Ham 150g (tube). This is due to possible presence of small pieces of plastic in the product within the ham ingredient. For more details follow the link.

Asda withdraws flapjacks over concern of glass contamination

The Food Standards Agency reports that Asda has recalled some own-brand Flapjack Mini Bites because they might contain glass fragments. For further details follow the link.

Britvic recalls Robinsons Strawberry Fruit Shoot

The Food Standards Agency has reported that Britvic have recalled a batch of Robinsons Strawberry Fruit Shoot due to possible nut contamination. Follow the link to find out more