Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing withdrawn

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn all packs of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing because the product may contain traces of peanut due to cross contamination during manufacturing. This is not mentioned on the label making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts. Follow the link for product details

Sainsbury's recalls its Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding

Sainsbury's has recalled its 'by Sainsbury's' Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, because the product may contain small pieces of metal. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
For more information follow the link.

M&S Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets withdrawn

Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets because a small number of packs contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to egg. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Roos Foods Voluntarily Recalls Variety of Cheeses (listed below) Due to Possible Health Risk
from Listeria Monocytogenes

Texas Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen (Wheat)

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared milk in Yao Ji brand Frozen Fish Dumpling Fish Ball Package

Undeclared eggs and milk in AHS brand mini-muffins

Sun Valley and Castle brand shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria

Signature Cafe, Fresh 'n Delicious and Nester's Own brand Caesar Salad products recalled due to Listeria

Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprout product recalled due to Salmonella

Oh Green brand Black Cereal beverage powder recalled due to undeclared milk

Ferme Sunshine brand Almond Powder recalled due to undeclared milk

Club Supreme brand snack foods recalled due to undeclared milk

Elite brand Bittersweet Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Tekki Shomen brand Noodles in a Cup recalled due to undeclared milk

Master Kong brand noodle products recalled due to undeclared egg and sesame



Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tesco 'Free From' Digestive Biscuits withdrawn

Tesco has withdrawn its 'Free From' Digestive Biscuits with a 'best before' date of September 2014 because some packs may contain Tesco 'Free From' Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, which contain milk and soya. This information is not mentioned on the label, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to milk or soya, or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA recalls this week

Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Two Lots Of Fairway Brand Condiment Grilling Sauce

Evolution Fresh Voluntarily Recalls Select Bottles of “Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger” Juice Sold at California and Nevada Grocery Retailers

Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region Recalls Tom Yom Soup Due to Undeclared Milk

Falafel King Voluntarily Recalls Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps Because of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes



Canadian Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Without Import Inspection

Santa Maria Foods Corporation, a Rexdale, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 8,895 pounds of various meat products, because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Without full inspection, a remote possibility of adverse health consequences exists. Follow the link for more details.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Asda 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets withdrawn

Asda has withdrawn its 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets with a use-by date of 19 February 2014 because some packs may contain Lightly Dusted River Cobbler, which contains milk. On the product label, the allergen information is incorrect and the presence of milk is not mentioned, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

The Pie Guy brand Pies recalled due to undeclared milk, wheat, and gluten

Undeclared sulphites in E-Touch Food brand Pineapple Short Cake

Undeclared walnuts in Maison de Savoie brand Pure Pork Dry Sausage


Monday, 10 February 2014

Cadbury launches investigation after 'wasp is discovered' in bar of Dairy Milk

The Independent reports that Cadbury has vowed to launch an investigation after a picture of a wasp embedded into one of its chocolate bars was posted on Twitter.

Jensens Sentenced after 147 Sickened, 33 dead in Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

Food Safety News reports, that a federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the two owners of the cantaloupe farm tied to a deadly Listeria outbreak in 2011 to five years probation, six months home detention, and $150,000 each in restitution fees to victims. Brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen owned Jensen Farms in Colorado, where they grew the cantaloupes that sickened at least 147 people with Listeria and killed more than 30, making it one of the deadliest foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history. The case has been a landmark in foodborne illness litigation, becoming one of the first instances in which food producers faced criminal charges for their contaminated food. While some felt that the Jensens should have received jail time for the amount of damage done to victims and their families, others – including prosecutors – saw probation as more appropriate given that there was no malicious intent behind the outbreak.

The brothers were facing a maximum of six years in jail and $1.5 million each in fines on six counts of introducing contaminated food into interstate commerce. Government prosecutors had suggested the lower sentence of five years probation earlier this month.

Source: Food Poison Blog

Loch Arthur Creamery recalls batches of its own Criffel unpasteurised cheese due to high levels of Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the above product following sampling by Dumfries & Galloway Council, and may pose a risk to health. Listeria monocytogenes can cause illness in certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, and anyone with reduced immunity, particularly the over-60s. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Goupie chocolate products withdrawn

Goupie is withdrawing some of their chocolate products because they contain barley and/or milk which are not mentioned in the allergen information on the product labels. In the ingredient list, barley is described as malt flour and milk is described as whey powder. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to barley or gluten and/or milk.
 Follow the link for product details.

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared Milk in Certain PC Organics brand Soy Infant Formula with Iron

Updated Food Recall Warning - Wilton Cheese Factory brand Old Cheddar Cheese recalled due to Listeria

Yao Ji brand frozen fish products recalled due to undeclared milk

Nutreco Canada Inc., Operating Under the Name Shur-Gain, Fined $6,000 for an Offence Under the Feeds Act and Feeds Regulations, 1983

Undeclared peanuts in Lao Gan Ma brand Seasoning

Undeclared egg and non-permitted colours in Bulik brand Jelly Cubes

Kitchen by Brad Smoliak brand Bacon spread recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

The Pie Guy brand fresh and frozen meat pie and poutine products recalled due to undeclared milk, wheat, and gluten

Undeclared allergens in Xufuji brand Crispy Candy

Coconut Drink recalled due to undeclared milk








FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Mars Foodservices US Recalls Infused RiceProducts Sold For Wholesale Distribution--UNCLE BEN’S® retail grocery products not affected. Mars Foodservices US is conducting this voluntary recall as a result of people experiencing temporary symptoms of mild flushing and rash after eating the Foodservices INFUSED® Rice Mexican Flavor product. Out of an abundance of caution, they are removing all Foodservices INFUSED® Rice products from the market.

Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Tomatoes Due to Possible Risk of Contamination from Salmonella

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Dark Chocolate Almonds

Wyoming Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to a Processing Deviation

California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full Inspection - Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection. Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce,

Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

K-fat Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Kfi Sweetened Ginger Candy







Sunday, 2 February 2014

Shazans Beef Burgers and Lamb Burgers withdrawn

Shazan Food Ltd has withdrawn all packs of Shazans Beef Burgers and Lamb Burgers because the products contain wheat and sulphites, which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product labels. Also, the sulphites are not mentioned on the ingredients list. The burgers are a possible health risk for anyone who is sensitive to sulphites, allergic to wheat and/or intolerant to gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies withdrawn

Asda has withdrawn one date code of Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies as some packs may contain Stem Ginger Cookies, therefore the allergen information is incorrect and the presence of sulphites is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those sensitive to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Several cases of illness in Scotland possibly linked to burgers

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has issued a statement about an outbreak of E.coli O157 in Scotland. The FSA is working with them, NHS Lothian, NHS Lanarkshire, Health Protection Scotland and Glasgow City Council environmental health, to identify the source. Seven cases of illness have so far been reported. While there is no conclusive evidence at this stage, initial investigations have indicated that there may be a link to the consumption of burgers at the SSE Hydro venue. Glasgow City Council environmental health are working closely with the vendors to ensure all appropriate food hygiene standards are being met.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

FSA publishes latest report on industry beef product test results

The FSA has published the third quarterly report of 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 6,069 new results, of which 3,333 were submitted by ABP Food Group. These figures include all test results submitted since the compilation of the second quarterly report, which was published in October 2013. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA