Monday, 31 March 2014

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Kettle Sweet Potato Chips withdrawn

Kettle Foods Ltd has withdrawn some packs of its Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips Sweet Chilli because they contain wheat (gluten). Wheat is labelled in the ingredients list, however the product labelling also states 'no gluten-containing ingredients'. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. For more details follow the product link.

Goats' milk formula not a solution for cows' milk allergic infants

Goats' milk infant and follow-on formula is now permitted for sale in the UK, following changes to the regulations in February. However, the FSA is warning that it is unlikely to be suitable for infants with a cows' milk protein allergy. The change to the regulation is the result of an opinion published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It found that protein from goats' milk can be suitable as a protein source for infant and follow-on formula, as long as the final product complies with the relevant criteria on the composition, labelling and advertising of such products (see Directive 2006/141/EC via the 'External sites' link on this page). Follow the link for more details.

Fabulous Freefrom Factory Dairy Free Chocovered Raisins

Winning Ways Fine Foods Ltd is withdrawing three batch codes of its Fabulous Freefrom Factory Dairy Free 'Chocovered' Raisins because one batch of the product (code: L200614) has been found to contain milk. The other two batches are being withdrawn as a precautionery measure. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.

Follow the link for product details.

FDA recalls this week

FDA orders Wash.-based smoked seafood manufacturer to cease operations

Fresh Express Issues Recall of Limited Quantity of Already Expired Italian Salad Due to Possible Health Risk, No Illnesses Cited

BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND”

Macadamia Nut Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of 15-Count Boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars Due to Package Mislabeling

Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk

Vermont Common Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts

Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Products Due to Listeria Contamination

CFIA recalls this week

Prolimer and Waterfront Bistro brand fish and seafood products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Safeway brand baked bean products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Undeclared mustard in Kitchen Pak brand Montreal Steak Spice Ground

Zing brand snack bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Various shredded cheese, pasta, and salad products recalled due to Listeria

All Fruits Ltd. and Restaurant Maman Fournier brands fruit salad products may be unsafe due to Listeria

Undeclared mustard in various products from Harvest Goodies

Undeclared almonds, pecans, gluten and sulphites in The Chocolate Factory brand Our Ever Famous Assorted Chocolates


Saturday, 22 March 2014

FDA recalls this week

Harry’s Farmers Market Recalls Amberjack From One Store in Marietta, GA. due to possible health risk

Some lots of Simply Lite brand dark chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Fannie May Issues a Voluntary Recall of 89.08 Cases of 14.0 oz. Spring Wrapped Assorted Chocolate Box Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Infinite Herbs, LLC Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Basil Organic Clamshells Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella





CFIA recalls this week - lots this week!!!

Co-op and Market Town Co-op brands bakery products recalled due to Listeria

The Meat Shoppe Brand shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria

Helados La Tapatia brand Frozen Novelties may be unsafe due to Listeria 

Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breast Strips recalled due to Listeria

Meddo Belle and Okanagan's Choice Cheese brands shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria 

Undeclared gluten and milk in Lenovers brand Veggie Burgers

Undeclared gluten and wheat in Le Meilleur Enr. brand Healthy Mix

Undeclared almonds and peanuts in Imei brand cookies

Undeclared eggs in Ganong Delecto brand Seasonal Truffle Assortment

Undeclared mustard in Kitchen Pak brand Montreal Steak Spice

Certain Sweet & Salty Mandarin Peel may contain undeclared sulphites

Zing brand snack bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Famous Foods recalling certain Chocolate Almonds Pure Semi Sweet due to undeclared milk

Undeclared milk in Oh Green brand beverage products

Certain Hsinjhu Rice Noodles may contain undeclared wheat and gluten

Undeclared mustard in Pepper Tree Spice Co. brand spice blends

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Morrisons recalls its Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers as the products may contain an under processed ingredient

Morrisons has recalled the two products listed below as some of the packs may contain under cooked prawns.

Product identification Product: Morrisons Seafood Cocktail (Sandwich Filler)

Pack size: 230g 'Use by' date: All date codes Product: Morrisons Prawn Mayo (Sandwich Filler)

Pack size: 230g 'Use by' date: All date codes

Action taken by the company:  Morrisons has recalled the implicated products and will be displaying product recall notices in stores. These notices will alert consumers to the recall and advise them of the actions to take if they have bought the products. A copy of the consumer notice issued by Morrisons can be found via the 'Related items' link below. Morrisons will also contact all their online customers to inform them of this issue. No other Morrisons products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Shellfish De La Mer Ltd Recalls Certain Seafood Products Due to Associated Illnesses

Following reports of illnesses associated with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP), Shellfish De La Mer Ltd is recalling batches of frozen products that contain implicated mussels. The products were supplied mainly to caterers directly or via wholesalers.
 Follow the link for product details.

FDA recalls this week

Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella



CFIA recalls this week

Certain Heinz brand infant food may contain packaging defects that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms

Undeclared peanuts and almonds in certain Imei brand Sesame Fried Cookies

Dole brand Italian Blend Salad recalled due to Listeria

Chocolat Alprose brand 52% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Undeclared milk in Dandy's Brand Cheese crackers and undeclared sulphites in Dong Ming Da Qiao (Chinese characters only) Dried bean curd stick

Undeclared milk in certain New Century Food brand Sesame Cookies

Okanagan's Choice Cheese brand Shredded Cheese Products recalled due to Listeria

Sunday, 9 March 2014

FSIS and FDA recalls this week

Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots Recalled Because of Undeclared Sulfites

Hong Lee Trading Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Mut Dua Non” Young Coconut Candy (Strips)

Arkansas Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens. 
The products are formulated with soy protein, a known allergen, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). However, the product was released with a label for George’s boneless skinless breast pieces with rib meat, which does not declare soy or MSG on the label.

Crown Food Distributors, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Undeclared Yellow #6 in Golden Natural Fruit Island

HC Schau and Sons issues allergy alert on undeclared Pine Nuts in ‘Fresh To Go’ Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread (sandwich).

House of Flavors Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Nut Allergen in Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ludington, Michigan-based Company Issues Allergy Alert

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups Due to Undeclared Eggs.


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CFIA recalls this week

Chocolat Alprose brand 52% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Lucerne Foods - Various sandwich products recalled due to Salmonella

Undeclared wheat in D.L. Jardine's brand Queso Loco Cheese Salsa & Dip

Undeclared eggs and milk in AHS brand mini-muffins