Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Meat recall due to undeclared MSG

London Meat Company, a New York, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 200 pounds of country breakfast sausage because it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced yesterday.

Source: FSIS

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Certain COUNTRY MORNING brand beef burger product may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

The public warning issued on February 24, 2012 has been expanded to include an additional product and distribution information. The affected product, Country Morning brand Beef Burgers, is sold frozen, in a 2.27 kg package bearing the UPC 057316 086624 and one of the following codes: 12861 EST 761, 22861 EST 761, 32861 EST 761 or 42861 EST 761. The Country Morning Beef Burgers product has been distributed to Co-op and TGP grocery stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Morrisons recalls one date of its own-brand Whole Nut Milk Chocolate due to possible contamination with metal

Morrisons recalls one date of its own-brand Whole Nut Milk Chocolate due to possible contamination with metal

Product: Morrisons Whole Nut Milk Chocolate, 200g Best before: 16 June 2012

Risk: one 'best before' date of the above product has been found to be contaminated with small pieces of metal.

Action taken by the company: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc is recalling the above affected product. Point-of-sale notices are being displayed in stores to explain the action consumers can take if they have bought the affected product. No other Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc products are known to be affected.

Source: FDA

SPAR recalls one batch of Flame Grilled Chicken Chunks due to the presence of low levels of Listeria monocytogenes

A single batch of Flame Grilled Chicken Chunks, 140g, is being recalled due to the detection of low levels of Listeria monocytogenes in one sample taken during company routine monitoring.

Product details SPAR Flame Grilled Chicken Chunks, 140g Use by date: 3 March 2012 Action taken by the company SPAR is recalling the affected batch of its Flame Grilled Chicken Chunks, 140g, due to the detection of low levels of Listeria monocytogenes The company is recalling the affected products from consumers.

Product recall notices will be displayed in stores that sell the product, explaining to consumers to return the product back to the place of purchase. A copy of the product recall notice issued by SPAR is attached. No other SPAR products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 26 February 2012

SPAR recalls batch of chicken chunks due to listeria

SPAR is recalling one batch of SPAR Flame Grilled Chicken Chunks due to the presence of low levels of Listeria monocytogenes being detected in one sample during routine monitoring. The affected batch of 140g packs has a use-by date of 3 March 2012 and was distributed to stores in the Midlands and Wales. No cases of illness linked to the product have been reported but, as a precaution, consumers who have bought the affected product should not consume it and can return it to SPAR for a full refund.

Source: FSA

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Certain GRILLHOUSE BRAND BEEF BURGER PRODUCTS may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

The public warning issued on February 22, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products and distribution information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Food Classics are warning the public not to consume three Grillhouse beef burger products, bearing the establishment 761, because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. These products have been distributed nationally through restaurants and institutional establishments. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Certain COUNTRY MORNING brand beef burgers and NO NAME club pack beef steakettes may contain E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria

The public warning issued on February 18, 2012 by the CFIA has been expanded to clarify distribution. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: CFIA

Waitrose recalls one date code of its own-brand gammon in parsley sauce due to the possible undeclared presence of fish

Waitrose is recalling one date code of its own-brand gammon in parsley sauce due to the possible undeclared presence of fish. The product may contain haddock instead of gammon, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This means that this product with the date code below should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to fish.

Product identification Product: Waitrose Gammon in Parsley Sauce 400g Batch/date code: Use by 23 February

Source: FSA

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Asda recalls frozen white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Asda is recalling its Frozen Extra Special (twin packs) Cheesecake White Chocolate and Raspberry due to a packaging error. The label doesn’t list egg and sulphur dioxide in the ingredients list.

The product being withdrawn is: Asda Frozen Extra Special (twin packs) Cheesecake White Chocolate and Raspberry, 230g Best before: end September 2012 The company has recalled all the affected cheesecake. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to explain to consumers why the cheesecake has been recalled. Asda has contacted the relevant allergy organisations, which will inform their members of the reasons for the recall. If you've bought the product you can return it to the store for a full refund. No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Delight withdraws Periyar Fish Pickle and Prawn Pickle

Delight Foods is withdrawing Periyar Fish Pickle and Periyar Prawn Pickle due to incorrect labelling. The products contain sesame oil, which has been listed as gingelly oil. This isn’t a common name for sesame so customers may not be aware of the allergen contained in the product.

The product being withdrawn is: Periyar Fish Pickle, 400g Use by: All date codes Periyar Prawn Pickle, 400g Use by: All date codes

The company has withdrawn the products from sale, and is ensuring future stock is correctly labelled. It will contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members of the withdrawal. No other Periyar products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

2000th blog post

Can't believe this is the 2000th post on this site ....

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fresh Produce-Associated Outbreaks: A Call for HACCP on Farms?

A joint paper, Soon et al., (2012), that I have been involved with has now been published in the British Food Journal. Follow the link for more details.

Sliced watermelon leads to Salmonella outbreak in Europe

Food Poison Journal has an interesting article on the Salmonella Newport outbreak in Europe. The UK's Health Protection Agency has been investigating the outbreak in the UK

California Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

AA Meat Products Corporation, a Maywood, Calif. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products because they may have been produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. For more details click on the link.

Source: FSIS

Certain LIN'S FARM brand HONEY PRODUCTS may contain sulfonamide antibiotic drug residue

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, are warning people with allergies to sulfonamides not to consume a range of Lin's Farm brand honey products because they may contain harmful sulphonamide antibiotic drug residue. Click on the link for more details.

Source: CFIA

Certain COUNTRY MORNING brand beef burgers and NO NAME club pack beef steakettes may contain E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Food Classics are warning the public not to consume certain Country Morning Beef Burgers, and no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: CFIA

Friday, 17 February 2012

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Cooked Pork Hocks Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Han Yang Inc., a Milwaukee, Wisc., establishment, is recalling approximately 25,600 pounds of cooked pork hocks because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

Source: FSIS

Weetabix withdraws packs of Oatibix Bites

Weetabix is withdrawing some packs of its Oatibix Bites Sultana and Apple breakfast cereal because of incorrect allergen labelling. The packs, only on sale at Tesco, may contain wheat, which is not mentioned on the label. If you have an allergy or intolerance to wheat you should not eat this product.

Product details Oatibix Bites Sultana and Apple cereal 550g Batch/date codes: BB 22/01/2013 2022

Weetabix is withdrawing the affected batch and contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being withdrawn. If you've bought the product with the affected codes you're advised to dispose of it. For a full refund, send the Best Before code from the top of the pack to: Consumer Service Department Freepost Burton Latimer Kettering Northants NN15 5JR No other Weetabix product is known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Waitrose recalls its Spiced King Prawn Salad

Waitrose has recalled all date codes of Waitrose Spiced King Prawn Salad because the product contains sesame seeds that were not declared on the label. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic to sesame.

Product details: Waitrose LOVE Life You Count Spiced King Prawn Noodle Salad, 230g
Date codes: All use by dates

Waitrose has removed the product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased this product. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at risk members of the recall. For further information, customers should call Waitrose Customer Services on 0800 188884. No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Granovita withdraws mushroom pateole yeast spread

Granovita is withdrawing one batch of its Mushroom Pateole Yeast Spread. The product contains levels of gluten that are above the limits allowed for foods to be labelled gluten-free.
Product details The product being withdrawn is: Granovita Mushroom Pateole Yeast Spread, labelled as gluten-free Best before: 21 April 2012

Granovita is withdrawing the affected yeast spread, and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members. Customer notices will be put on the company's website, explaining why the product is being withdrawn. No other Granovita products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Monday, 13 February 2012

Bunches of FENUGREEK LEAVES may be contaminated with the toxic weed Senecio vulgaris

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fruiticana Produce Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain bunches of Fenugreek leaves because they may be contaminated with a toxic weed Senecio vulgaris. The bunches of Fenugreek leaves were sold exclusively through Fruiticana stores in British Columbia and Alberta from February 5, 2012 to February 11, 2012 inclusive. These bunches of Fenugreek leaves contain no lot codes or label. If consumers have purchased these bunches of Fenugreek leaves at any Fruiticana location, and are unsure if they have the affected product, please consult the place of purchase to verify if their product is affected by the recall.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The toxic weed Senecio vulgaris can contain various chemicals known as pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA), which are known to cause liver damage in humans if consumed in sufficient amounts. The importer, Fruiticana Produce Inc., Surrey, British Columbia is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Source: CFIA

Whole Foods Market Recalls Pumpkin Bundt Cakes For Undeclared Allergens

Whole Foods Market is recalling its 3 ounce and 26 ounce Pumpkin Bundt Cakes because the products contain undeclared milk. No illnesses have been reported to date, however people who have allergies to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Pumpkin Bundt Cakes were made in Whole Foods Market store bakeries and sold at stores in Fresno, Monterey, San Rafael, San Ramon and Santa Cruz. The 3 ounce Pumpkin Bundt Cakes were sold from a service case or displayed in small, clear plastic clamshells marked with a scale label #21630100000. Expiration dates prior to Feb. 13, 2012 are affected. The 26 ounce pumpkin bundt cakes were sold from a service case or displayed in plastic dome containers with the scale label #21637900000. Expiration dates prior to Feb. 13, 2012 are affected. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product labels did not list milk, as a sub-ingredient to cream cheese.

Source: FDA

Walmart Recalls Cruller Bakery Pastries Due To Mislabeled Milk Allergen

Walmart recalled its eight-count packages of Cruller bakery pastries because the common name of milk was not listed following sodium caseinate, a milk derivative, on the ingredient label. People who have milk allergies that do not recognize sodium caseinate as a milk derivative run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product. The eight-count packaged bakery items affected by this recall have a UPC code of 787429847 which can be found on the box label. The items affected by this recall have expiration dates of on or before Feb. 9, 2012. The pastries can be recognized as a ring-shaped twisted sweet cake similar to a doughnut. The products were labeled and sold in Walmart store bakeries in Puerto Rico and all US states with the exception of Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. All stores affected by the recall have been notified to remove and discard the mislabeled products. Corrective action has been taken to ensure all current and future products are properly labeled to reflect the common name of milk as an ingredient. One adverse reaction has been reported by a customer.

Source: FDA

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Summit Import Corporation Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker 5.3oz Pack and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz Bulk Pack

Summit Import Corp., at 100 Summit Place, Jersey City, New Jersey, is recalling Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker 5.3oz Pack and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz Bulk Pack because the affected products contain egg which are not declared on the label. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker, 5.3oz, UPC Code 8 852098700124 and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz, Bulk Pack, UPC Code 8 8520098701510, both in plastic packaging, were distributed nationwide to Asian retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem in the United States.

Source: FDA

ZIP International Group, LLC Expands Alert on Listeria in Sliced Herring Fillet in oil (forelka) 330 gram and 600 gram

-ZIP INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLC, 160 Raritan Center Parkway #6, Edison, NJ 08837 is expanding its recall of sliced herring fillet (forelka) 330 gram and 600 gram in plastic packaging due to Listeria contamination. The recalled sliced herring fillet (forelka) 330 gram and 600 gram in plastic packaging includes best by date 5/18/2012 . The best by date is located on the round side of the packaging and was sold to retail grocery stores in New York State. It is a product of Ukraine.

Source: FDA

Suma recalls organic pesto batch

Suma is recalling one batch of its Organic Pesto Alla Genovese with Basil, which is labelled as being suitable for vegans. The product contains milk, which isn't listed on the label.

Product details Suma Organic Pesto Alla Genovese with Basil, 190g Best before: April 2014

Suma has removed the affected pesto from sale, and contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being withdrawn. If you’ve bought the product, you can return it to the shop where you bought it for a refund. No other Suma products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Marks and Spencer recalls four products from its Chinese range due to incorrect date coding

One batch of each of the affected products has been labelled with an incorrect date code of 9 March. These products should have been labelled with a 'use by' date of 9 February. Consumption of products past their intended 'use by' date could present a risk to health. follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Weetabix Ltd withdraws its Oatibix Bites Sultana and Apple breakfast cereal due to incorrect allergen labelling

Weetabix Ltd has withdrawn its Oatibix Bites Sultana and Apple breakfast cereal due to incorrect allergen labelling. Some packs with a Best Before Code of 22/01/2013 contain wheat, which is not mentioned on the product label, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. The affected product with this code has only been distributed to Tesco. Anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten who has purchased this product in Tesco with this Best Before Code should not consume the product. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Doves Farm withdraws some Chocolate and Crispy Rice Bars

Doves Farm has withdrawn some of its Chocolate and Crispy Rice Bars because they contain milk, which shouldn't be in the product. This makes the bars a potential health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents.

Product withdrawn: Doves Farm Chocolate & Crispy Rice Bars, 5 x 35g Batch code: 1276

As a precaution, the following codes have also been withdrawn: 2026, 1349, 1340, 1312, 1305, 1252, 2010, 1335, 1319, 1290, 1266 and 1243.

If you are allergic to or intolerant of milk or milk constituents, you should not eat any of the batches listed. Doves Farm has withdrawn the affected batch from sale and, as a precaution, has withdrawn another 12 batches. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to explain why the bars have been withdrawn. In addition, the company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, who will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal. No other Doves Farm products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Virani Food Products withdraws one batch of Gram Flour, labelled as gluten free, due to elevated levels of gluten present in the product

Virani Food Products has withdrawn one batch of Gram Flour, labelled as gluten free, due to elevated levels of gluten present in the product.Levels of gluten found in the gram flour are above the limits for foods labelled gluten free. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are intolerant to gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Natco withdraws gluten free gram flour

Natco is withdrawing one batch of its Gluten Free Gram Flour. The product contains low levels of gluten that are above the limits set for foods labelled gluten free. The product being withdrawn is: Natco Gluten Free Gram Flour, 2kg Best before: October 2012

Natco has withdrawn the affected flour, and contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being withdrawn.

Source: FSA

Certain FINELY GROUND BEEF sold from NEW MIDDLEAST SUPERMARKET, 1755 Bank street, Ottawa, Ontario may contain E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Middleast Supermarket, 1755 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON are warning the public not to consume the finely ground beef described below because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The affected ground beef is a finely ground raw beef known to be used for Kebbeh. This product was sold on December 28 and 29, 2011from the New Middleast Supermarket, 1755 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON. This product was likely served from the fresh meat counter in plastic bags wrapped with paper.

The packages may not bear a label identifying store name and other information. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer if you are unsure as to whether you have the affected beef product stored in your home freezer. There has been one confirmed illness associated with the consumption of this product.

North Carolina Firm Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Bost Distributing Company doing business as Harold Food Company, a Bear Creek, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products. The products contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

CERTAIN DRY SAUSAGE SOLD AT LIVNO MEATS RETAIL STORE IN HORNBY, ONTARIO MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Livno Meats are warning the public not to consume the Dry Sausage described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Livno Meats Dry Sausage, was sold only from the Livno Meats retail store in Hornby, Ontario. It was sold in two formats as follows: Approximately 200 g vacuum package with a label bearing code “BATCH # 4, PACKED ON DE/11/28” Packaged in a plastic bag per customer order and sold during the period December 28, 2011 to January 21, 2012, inclusive. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

CERTAIN MILFORD BAY SMOKED TROUT FILLET MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Smoked Trout Fillet described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. Smoked Trout Filet, is sold refrigerated in variable weight vacuum packages, bearing Best Before dates February 9, 2012 and February 10, 2012 and lot code 30644-1. There is no UPC on the package. This product has been distributed in Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

FDA Allergen recalls this week

There were several recalls this week

S&M USA Enterprise Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Zhang Zhou Brand Tremella

How Sweet It Is Fudge and Candy Company, East Lansing, Michigan, Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergens In Products "Peanut Butter Buckeye" and “Peanut Butter Smoothie” Date Code 01/23/2012 and Earlier

Gemini Food Corporation and Tong Enterprises Announces Bin-Bin Snow Rice Crackers and Bin-Bin Rice Crackers Recall For Undeclared Egg


Texas Firm Recalls Cobb Salads Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

GH Foods SW, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 515 pounds of Cobb salad products. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: 7.5-oz. plastic containers of "Fresh Garden Highway Cobb Salad" with a "Sell By" date through 2/6/2012, that bear the establishment number "P-44056" inside the USDA mark of inspection The products were distributed to retail establishments in Texas. The problem was discovered when GH Foods SW was notified by one of its suppliers that hard-cooked eggs (a product inspected by the FDA) had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and are being recalled by Michael Foods Egg Products Co. The salads contain the recalled eggs and are the subject of this FSIS recall. FSIS, FDA, and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

Source: FDA

California Firm Recalls Prepared Sandwiches that Contain Hard-Cooked Eggs Produced By Michael Foods.

GH Foods CA, LLC was notified by their supplier that the eggs supplied to them were from Michael Foods, Inc, who recalled Hard-Cooked eggs due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN MIC'S BRAND SESAME BROWN RICE WAFER

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kuo Hua Trading Company Ltd. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume Mic's brand Sesame Brown Rice Wafer described below. The affected product may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label. The Mic's brand Sesame Brown Rice Wafer, product of Taiwan, is sold in a 190 g package bearing UPC 4 713002 001369 and lot code EXP. 21.11.2012. This product has been distributed in Ontario and British Columbia. There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Nest Collective Voluntarily Recalls Select Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy - Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Snack Size Sandwich Bars Due to a Labeling Error (Undeclared Peanut on Inner Wrapper)

Nest Collective ™ announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 8150 selling units of its Jammy Sammy™ - Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Flavor Snack Size Sandwich Bars due to a mislabeled inner wrapper. The cartons contain the best by date June 28, 2012 and are marked with the following universal product code (UPC) #89676600116 6 located on the bottom of the package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts (or peanut butter) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these individual bars. These cartons are sold online and at retail stores nationwide. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product and no other Revolution Foods products are affected.

Source: FDA

Friday, 3 February 2012

W & C International Import Inc. Issues An Alert On Un-Eviscerated “Rely” Dried Yellow Croaker

W & International Import Inc. is recalling “Rely” Dried Yellow Croaker because the product was found to be un-eviscerated. The recalled “Rely” Dried Yellow Croaker was distributed nationwide in bulk cardboard boxes. The “Rely” Dried Yellow Croaker is a product of China. The “Rely” Dried Yellow Croaker was sampled by a New York State Department of Agriculture Food Inspector during inspection. Subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel confirmed that the “Rely” Dried Yellow Croaker was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.

The sale of un-eviscerated 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 have been linked to outbreaks of botulium poisioning.

Source: FDA

Thursday, 2 February 2012

CERTAIN ALKANATER BRAND TAHINA MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The public warning issued on January 31, 2012 has been amended to correct the lot codes on the affected product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group are warning the public not to consume the Alkanater brand Tahina described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Only the following product is affected by this alert: Alkanater brand Tahina, sold in 454 g containers bearing UPC 6 92551 00002 0 and codes "Prod: 5/7/2011" and "Exp: 5/7/2013". Consumers are advised that other 454 g containers of Alkanater brand Tahina with an additional code "Lot: TT3N-281011", inkjetted on the container, are not affected by this recall. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Asda recalls layered prawn salad

Asda is withdrawing one date code of its layered prawn salad because it's labelled incorrectly. The label on the lid states that the product is Asda tuna layered salad, and so doesn’t mention prawns. If you’re allergic or intolerant to shellfish, don’t eat this product. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA