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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The Co-op recalls two batches of its own-brand Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries due to undeclared milk
The Co-op recalls two batches of its own-brand Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries due to undeclared milk. Due to a packaging error, two batch codes of the above product contain milk chocolate bars instead of dark chocolate, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents. Follow the link for product details.
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.