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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Creme D’Or withdraws Cafe Tasse Chocolat bar
Creme D’Or is withdrawing its Cafe Tasse Chocolat Fin Artisanal Noir 45g bar. Traces of milk have been found in the product, which hasn't been declared in the allergy information on the label. The product being withdrawn is:
Cafe Tasse Chocolat Fin Artisanal Noir, 45g bar
Best before: 15 September 2013
The company has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will explain to their members the reason for the withdrawal.
No other Creme D’Or products are known to be affected.
This week we have seen an issue in Australia with needles being found in strawberry products.
The Guardian reports on the 15th September that: "A $100,000 reward has been offered for information on the Queensland strawberry saboteur amid fears six brands across four states have been targeted with needle insertion.
Fruit sold under Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands have been affected, while New South Wales police warn fruit sold under the Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis brands were inserted with needles by a possible copycat."
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