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Frozen Value withdraws additional ice cream products due to errors in labelling

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Frozen Value has withdrawn additional ice cream products due to errors in labelling. The allergens for the products listed in the alert have not correctly been transposed on the advisory allergen labeling, therefore resulting in incorrect allergen information. This poses a risk to those with an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts, other nuts and sulphites.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads. The products being recalled are Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039, Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046 and Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June19 and UPC code 81131 02781 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

Source: FDA

Certain ALKANATER BRAND TAHINA may contain SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group Inc. are warning the public not to consume Alkanater brand Tahina, described below, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Alkanater brand Tahina, is sold in 454 g containers bearing the UPC 6 92551 00002 0, lot code TT3N-280312 and codes PRO: 28/03/2012 AND EXP: 28/03/2014. This product has been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick and may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Banner Mountain Sprouts Voluntarily Recalls Organic Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks

As a precautionary measure, Banner Mountain Sprouts is voluntarily recalling organic sprouts under the following names: 4oz. zesty greens, 5oz. sprout salad, 4oz. clover, 2lb. clover, 4oz. alfalfa/broccoli, 4oz. alfalfa sprouts, and 1lb. & 2lb. alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Routine testing showed signs of salmonella and Banner Mountain Sprouts was notified of possible contamination.

Source: FDA

Undeclared milk in certain MILLE-FEUILLES (CUSTARD) produced by PÂTISSERIES SANDA INC.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pâtisseries Sanda Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Mille-Feuilles (Custard) which they produced. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Milles-Feuilles (Custard), is sold in 450 g packages bearing the code 12151 and the UPC 8 93837 00048 6. This product has been distributed in Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Further batches of Pasaka Vermiseliai Pasta recalled

Further batches of Pasaka Vermiseliai Pasta have been recalled by Lituanica UK Ltd. The company is now recalling all batches with a 'best before' date up to and including 16 March 2014. The product is labelled as being egg free, but contains traces of egg. This means it's a possible risk to anyone with an allergy to or intolerance of egg. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Source: FSA

Dioxin found in eggs on German farm

The chemical dioxin has been found above permitted levels in eggs from a German farm in Lower Saxony, according to the state agriculture ministry, the seventh farm to be found contaminated since April. The farm and its 12,000 chickens have been quarantined and its eggs recalled from sale. The farm discovered the dioxin during its own safety checks, said the ministry, and there is no acute danger to public health.

The previous dioxin cases were in eggs at farms in Lower Saxony and the neighboring state of North Rhine Westphalia. In January 2011, a European Union-wide health alert was announced when dioxin-contaminated animal feed in Germany fed to hens and pigs led to contaminated eggs, poultry meat and pork at affected farms. The outbreak led to Germany introducing a series of measures including restrictions on animal feed ingredients and increased inspections of farms and feed.

Source: WattAgNet.com

Frozen Value Ltd withdraws Picard Chocolate and Pistachio Cones due to undeclared allergen

Frozen Value Ltd withdraws Picard Chocolate and Pistachio Cones due to undeclared allergen.A specific batch of the product has been found to contain traces of peanut, which is not declared on the label.

Product identification Picard Chocolate and Pistachio Cones (box of 6) Batch code: L1075 Best before: March 2013

Action taken by the Company: Frozen Value Ltd is withdrawing the affected products from sale. In addition, the company has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal.

Source: FSA

Foreign body contamination

Square-H Brands, Inc., a Los Angeles establishment, is recalling approximately 1,350 pounds of a ground smoked bacon product that may contain pieces of cardboard and plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The following product is subject to recall: 25-lb. cases of "Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces" The ground smoked bacon was packaged on April 25, 2012 and was distributed to a separate federally inspected establishment in Hawaii for further distribution and use in other products. The cases can be identified by establishment number "EST. 748" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the case code "1410070" located in the top right corner of the label. The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel at the Hawaii establishment.

The problem likely occurred during the transfer of the product from a cardboard and plastic holding container to the grinder. FSIS and the company …

Leasa Industries Co., Inc. Recalls Leasa Brand 6 oz Living Alfalfa Sprouts Because Of Possible Health Risk

Leasa Industries Co., Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling 433 cases of LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts with use by date 7/2/12, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product is in 6 oz. clear plastic containers with a UPC code of 75465-55912 and has an expiration date of 7/2/12. The UPC code is located on the side of the label at the side of the container. The expiration date of the package is located on the side of the container.

Source: FDA

Sainsbury's recalls own-brand fruit and nut mix

Sainsbury's has recalled all packs of its own-brand So Organic Fruit and Nut Mix, as salmonella has been detected in one pack.

The product being recalled is: Sainsbury's So Organic Fruit and Nut Mix, 300g All date codes Sainsbury's has recalled the affected product as a precaution, and customer notices have been displayed in stores explaining why the product has been recalled.

Source: FSA

GS1 announces Global Product Recall Standard

Ausfoodnews reports that GS1, the not-for-profit organisation that designs and manages the global barcode and logistics system for supply chain standards, last week announced the agreement of a new global product recall standard, along with an implementation guide for multi-jurisdictional recall notifications.
This new standard will provide a blueprint enabling all supply-chain stakeholders to implement more effective product recall processes and notifications. The standard defines and standardises the vital information to be shared among trading parties and regulators during a product recall alerting process. The standard complements and extends the existing GS1 Traceability Standard that provides companies with a well-defined traceability process to meet regulatory requirements, building upon existing GS1 standards that are widely used in most supply chains around the world. It is incorporated into country-specific, GS1-standards based recall platforms, such as Rapid Recall Exchange…

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Fish

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. at 149-151 2nd Ave. Brooklyn NY 11215 is recalling DRIED BREAM discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of product by Food Laboratory personnel confirming that the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

The sale of this type of fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty in swallowing and respiratory paralysis. The recalled DRIED BREAM comes in an un-coded, 7.5 ounce vacuum packed plast…

Lituanica UK Ltd recalls single batch code of Pasaka Vermiseliai Pasta due to a labelling error resulting in incorrect allergen information

Lituanica UK Ltd recalls single batch code of Pasaka Vermiseliai Pasta due to a labelling error resulting in incorrect allergen information. The product was labelled egg free, but has been found to contain traces of egg. The undeclared presence of egg poses a public health risk to those allergic or intolerant to eggs.

Product identification Product: Pasaka Vermiseliai Pasta, 400g Best before: 16 March 2014 Bar code: 4770374192125
The company has withdrawn all affected stock and recalled from customers with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

Source: FSA

L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation Recalls Shiitake-Ya Brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices Because Of Possible Health Risk

L.A. LINK (HUNTINGTON BEACH) CORPORATION of Cerritos, California is recalling Shiitake-Ya brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices with a “SELL BY date” of 04/16/2013 because the mushrooms may be contaminated with the chemicals carbendazim, fluoranthene, and pyrene. Residues of these chemicals are not approved on dried mushrooms. The Gourmet Shiitake Slices were sold exclusively to Costco Wholesale locations in California, Oregon, and Washington. The recalled mushrooms are packaged in 6 oz plastic jars with a SELL BY date of 04/16/2013 affixed to the bottom portion of the rear label. The recall was initiated after a product sample was tested by the United States Food and Drug Administration and found to be contaminated with carbendazim, fluoranthene, and pyrene. L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation is taking this action to assure the safety of our consumers.

Source: FDA

FDA Recalls this week

R&R Ice Cream Ltd. Recalls Certain Multipacks of ChokaBlok Ice Creams Due to Potential Foreign Body Contamination

R& R Ice Cream Ltd. is recalling certain multipacks of the above varieties of Chokablok ice creams on sticks (see photos), which were sold in Tesco stores in Ireland. A small number of the ice creams may contain fragments of wood lolly stick broken during the production process. Multipacks with a date code after BBE Oct 2012, tub variants and 100ml single ChokaBlok ice creams are not affected by this recall. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSAI

Meat plant found guilty of delivering over-temperature meat

The Food Standards Agency has brought a successful prosecution against an Essex slaughterhouse for deliveries of over-temperature meat. A judge found Elmkirk Limited guilty on all eight charges under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations, fined the company £12,000 and ordered it to pay prosecution costs of nearly £26,000.

Source: FSA

FDA recalls this week

Best Maid Cookie Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Walnut In Product

Windsor Quality Food Co., a Toluca, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,408 pounds of meat lasagna products that contain egg and soy, both known allergens that were not declared on the product labels.

Voluntary Recall Of Pasta Mix Products due to potential metal contamination.

Keoki's Lau Lau, a Honolulu, HI establishment, is recalling approximately 400 pounds of a ready-to-eat pork product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Dolmio Pasta Bake Sauce recalled over sulphite concern

Ausfoodnews reports that Mars Food Australia has recalled a batch of Dolmio Pasta Bake sauce sold in Coles supermarkets in NSW and interstate. The batch is being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared sulphites. When consumed, sulphites can cause asthma, rashes, irritable bowel syndrome and headaches in people with an intolerance to sulphites. The recalled product is Dolmio Pasta Bake ‘Creamy sundried tomato and garlic sauce’, in a 540g vacuum-sealed glass jar, with the ‘best before’ date of 13/05/2013. The recall applies only to this product.

Certain GROUND BEEF sold from KABUL FARMS, 255 Dundas St. West, Mississauga, Ontario may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the ground beef described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The affected products, Ground Beef Reg. and Ground Beef Lean, were sold in plastic bags of varying weight on May 31, 2012 from the Kabul Farms store located at 255 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON. The packages bear a sticker with the product name, the store's name and the price. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer if you are unsure as to whether you have the affected beef products stored in your home freezer. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Certain Vacuum Packaged Fish Products Sold at Pusateri's Fine Foods Store May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pusateri's Fine Foods is warning the public not to consume certain vacuum packaged fish products, because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. Follow the link to read the product details of those batches and products affected.

CUISINE DU VIÊT-NAM brand BUTTERFLY KNOTS HONEY & SESAME may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Aliments 2000 Inc. are warning the public not to consume Cuisine du Viêt-nam brand Butterfly Knots Honey & Sesame because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Cuisine du Viêt-nam brand Butterfly Knots Honey & Sesame, is sold in 102 g packages bearing UPC 8 59912 00102 1. All lot codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Oskri Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in “Peach Granola”

OSKRI Corp. of Lake Mills, WI is recalling 3.53 ounce bags of “Peach Granola”, because it may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews and/or other nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled “Peach Granola” was distributed nationwide to travel plazas and retail stores.

Source: FDA

"TEMPEH STARTER YEAST" and "SUPER STARTER YEAST" may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public as well as importers and manufacturers not to use "Tempeh Starter Yeast" and "Super Starter Yeast" described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The "Tempeh Starter Yeast" and "Super Starter Yeast", products of Indonesia, were sold in 30 g, 50 g, 250 g and 1000 g sealed, clear plastic packages marked with a computer printed label.

These products have been recalled in the USA, Canada and several other countries. These products may have been distributed nationally.

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