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.
Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.
The US food safety authority said Kraft's Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners may mistakenly contain Classic Cheese Dogs instead.
Cheese sausages contain dairy products, which can cause allergic reactions.
However, both Kraft and federal authorities say they have not received reports of any adverse reactions.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tests of beef products for horse meat contamination. The tests have been requested by the European Commission as part of the follow-up to last year’s horse meat incident where a number of beef products sold across Europe were found to have been deliberately adulterated with horse meat.
Lidl UK is recalling jars of its Ocean Sea Rollmops because mustard is not mentioned in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy to mustard. In addition, the label does not mention fish as an ingredient in English, although the product label does show an image of prepared fish. Click on the link for product details.
Longdan Ltd is recalling a batch of Sugar Coated Mixed Fruit with a 'best before' end date of June 2014 because it contains sulphites which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.
Sainsbury’s is recalling all date codes of its SO Organic Sultanas on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found during routine testing. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Follow the link for product details.
Di(2-Propyl Heptyl) phthalate (DPHP) was detected in the above batch of drinking straws shaped as glasses. DPHP is a phthalate and is not authorised for use in food contact materials in the European Union. The implicated batch is being recalled from sale in Ireland and elsewhere. Point of sale notices should be displayed for customers in retail shops where this batch was sold.
Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
One Stop is recalling packs of its Crispy Potato Slices with a use-by date of 13 April 2014 and 14 April 2014 because the product contains milk, which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents. The product has only been distributed in England and Wales.
Follow the link for product details. Source: FSA
Aldi Stores Ltd has recalled all batches of Holly Lane Bakewell Slices because they contain milk which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.
Shengda Ltd is withdrawing its Li Li Handmade Chicken Dumplings and Li Li Handmade Pork Dumplings with 'best before' dates up to and including 21 March 2015 because they contain allergens (egg, soya, sesame and milk) that are not mentioned on the labels. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to the allergens. The products have only been distributed and sold in the London area.
AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The products were formulated with milk and soy, which are not declared on the label.