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Asda withdraws ground almonds

Asda has withdrawn all packs of its own-brand ground almonds because the product contains traces of peanuts, which is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details The withdrawn product is: Product: Asda Chosen By You Ground Almonds Pack size: 150g 'Best before' date: All date codes The company has withdrawn the above product from sale. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining to customers why the product has been withdrawn. In addition, the company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

No other Asda products are known to be affected. If you have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat this product but return it to the nearest Asda store for a full refund. Customers can also phone the Asda Customer Relations on 0800 952 0101 (free to call from a UK landline).

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FSA publishes further beef product test results

The FSA has published the second quarterly report industry results from the testing of beef products for horse meat or horse DNA. No results found horse meat/DNA at or above the 1% reporting threshold. The report includes 9,588 new results, of which 7,402 were submitted by ABP Food Group. These figures include all test results submitted since the compilation of the first quarterly report, which was published in mid-June.

Catherine Brown, FSA Chief Executive, said: 'We have continued to work with industry and local authorities since the previous set of results were published, and there has been ongoing cooperation from the food industry. This second report finds that all results are negative for horse meat/DNA at the 1% level.'

Source: FSA

Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Costco to Recall Chicken

Food Poison Journal reports thatCostco’s El Camino Real store in South San Francisco, Calif., is recalling 9,043 units (approximately 39,755 lbs.) of rotisserie chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall are: 8,730 “Kirkland Signature Foster Farms” rotisserie chickens 313 total units of “Kirkland Farm” rotisserie chicken soup, rotisserie chicken leg quarters, and rotisserie chicken salad The products were sold directly to consumers in a Costco located at 1600 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, Calif., between Sept. 11 and Sep. 23, 2013.

This recall was initiated due to concerns about a group of Salmonella Heidelberg illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of rotisserie chicken products prepared in and purchased at the Costco El Camino Real store. The PFGE pattern (0258) associated with this outbreak is re…

Cook 4 Portion Braised Beef in Brandy & Mushroom Sauce recalled

Cook Trading Ltd is recalling a batch of Cook 4 Portion Braised Beef in Brandy & Mushroom Sauce, because it has been labelled incorrectly with beef bourguignon ingredient information. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, or an allergy to mustard. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert. Click on the link for more details.

Ontario Corp. 1511759 Operating as S&A Grandma's Food Inc. Fined for an Offence under the Meat Inspection Act and Regulations

October 15, 2013, Guelph (Ontario): On August 22, 2013, a conviction was registered in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto against Ontario Corp. 1511759, operating as S&A Grandma’s Food Inc. of Toronto, Ontario. This conviction resulted in a total fine of $45,000. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) received several complaints that Ontario Corp. 1511759 was importing, producing and selling meat perogie product in Toronto without a provincial or federal license.

On three separate occasions between May 2011 and May 2012, CFIA inspectors conducted inspections at Ontario Corp. 1511759. The company was unable to provide product distribution records, as requested by the CFIA. Ontario Corp. 1511759 was found guilty of three counts of failing to make available product distribution records in a readily accessible location to an inspector, which is contrary to Section 60.2(4) of the Meat Inspection Regulations and an offence of Section 21(3) of the Meat Inspection Act. The pe…

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FDA recalls this week

Big Blue Fisheries, Llc Recalls All Smoked Products From All Lots, Various Sizes, in Vacuum Packaging Because of Possible Health Risk

Big Blue Fisheries is recalling ALL smoked products from all lots and codes, various sizes, in vacuum packages because the products may not have been properly cooked and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Because the products may not have been fully processed, product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens could lead to illness if consumed.
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Source: FDA

OnTime Distribution Inc. Recalls PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC Due To Excessive Levels of Lead

OnTime Distribution Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is voluntarily recalling PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. Recent analysis of the product found that it contained lead levels as high as 28 and 42 parts per million (ppm). Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing. PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC was distributed in New York and New Jersey through retail stores and direct delivery. This product is packed in two different size clear plastic jars with yellow plastic lids: Net Wt. 8.82 oz./250 gm with UPC 8 31730 00551, and N…

Withdrawal of Walkers Sensations Chutney Poppadoms

Walkers Snack Foods has withdrawn a batch of Walkers Sensations Lime and Coriander Chutney Poppadoms with a 'best before' date of 21 December 2013, because the product contains egg and shrimp that have not been declared on the label. The product may be a health risk to people who have an allergy to or an intolerance to egg or shrimp (crustacean). The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

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