Food safety is a given, when a consumer purchases food they expect it to be safe and fit to eat. The responsibility for ensuring food is safe to eat rests with the farmer (sometimes called the primary producer), the manufacturer or processor (if the food is prepared in a factory), the distributor and wholesaler (the people responsible for transfering the food from the manufacturer to the shop or to the door in the case of direct sales or mail order), the retailer and the consumer themselves.
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UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES PRODUCED AND SOLD AT THRIFTY FOODS BROADMEAD (VICTORIA, BC)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thrifty Foods are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the chocolate chip cookies described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label. The affected product is in-store baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies incorrectly labelled as Chocolate Chip Cookies. The cookies were sold in 500 g packages bearing UPC 0 74147 66187 5 and a Best Before date of 29 DE, 10 (December 29, 2010). This product was sold at Thrifty Foods Broadmead, 777 Royal Oak Dr., Victoria, British Columbia. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Hon Shen Ltd is recalling Nissin Food Holdings Ltd Spicy Beef Flavour Cup Noodles because it contains egg, wheat (gluten), milk and soya which are not emphasised correctly on the label. The means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg and/or wheat (gluten), and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to soya.
Follow the link for more details. Source: FSA
There have been some unusual RASFF alerts this week including: cadmium (0.35 mg/kg - ppm) in chilled horse meat from Belgium; too high content of nitrate (4347.3 mg/kg - ppm) in baby spinach from Italy; dead mouse in canned black beans from Italy and 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) offered online for sale in the UK again.