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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Sainsbury's withdraws cookies
Sainsbury’s has withdrawn its own-brand freefrom Stem Ginger Cookies with a ‘best before’ date of 23 December 2011, because the product has incorrectly been packed with Sainsbury’s freefrom Chocolate Chip Cookies that contain soya. This means the product is a possible risk for anyone who is allergic to soya. The withdrawn product is: Sainsbury’s freefrom Stem Ginger Cookies, 150g Best before: 23 December 2011
The company has withdrawn the affected product and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.
Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd — Ingham's Turkey Breast Roast 1kg The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk). This is due to incorrect packaging (Turkey Thigh Roast was packaged incorrectly in Turkey Breast Roast packaging).
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