Saturday, 31 May 2014

Pork in Cadbury's: Malaysian chocolate recalled after DNA traces found

Follow the link to this report in The Guardian

Jonny's Popcorn Delights Choc Chip

Popcorn, some pieces coated in chocolate. All Best Before dates up to and including 13/11/14.

What are the defects? The possible presence of undeclared allergens (peanuts and tree nuts).

What are the hazards? Consumers who have a peanut and/or tree nut allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

Source: Product Recalls Australia

The Healthy Warrior Pty Ltd—The Bar Counter Chocolate Brownie Crunch High Protein

The Bar Counter Chocolate Brownie Crunch High Protein 40g bar Best Before: 03/04/15 Tests have detected the presence of almonds in the product. Consumers who have an almond allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if this product is consumed.

Source: Product Safety Recalls Australia

The Fine Seafood Company recalls packs of smoked salmon

The Fine Seafood Company has recalled its 'Whiskey Cured and Oak Smoked' Smoked Salmon (70g, grey packs only) because of high levels of Listeria monocytogenes. This is a bacterium that 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. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Follow the link for product details.
Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Goody Shop brand Brownie Squares recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Recall of Veggie Paradise brand products due to undeclared egg

"3:15 PM" brand coffee beverage mixes recalled due to undeclared milk

Recall of dumpling products due to undeclared sesame seeds, soy and wheat

Recall of Roybos brand tea products due to undeclared almonds

Recall of Milano brand pastries due to undeclared eggs, milk and wheat

Imitation meat products recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, and mustard

Ben Tre brand Coconut Candy recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Smoked Fish Products sold from Orr's Fine Meats and Deli recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - Clostridium Botulinum

Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Recall of Kopiko Astig brand 3 in One Instant Coffee due to undeclared milk

Friday, 23 May 2014

Pesticide residue adherence rates above 97% for third consecutive year reports EFSA

Over 97% of samples tested in the latest Europe-wide monitoring programme of pesticides in food contain residue levels that fall within permissible limits, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). These results are part of the fifth annual report on pesticide residues in food in 27 EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. The report by EFSA’s Pesticide Unit is based on the analysis of more than 79,000 food samples carried out by national food authorities in 2011.

Source: EFSA

CFIA recalls this week - only one to report since last blog post

Deli Supreme brand Pizza Sub recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Sunday, 18 May 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Strong America Limited ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED EGG IN “Golden Smell Hotpot Meat Ball Medley”

Stonyfield Extends Voluntary Recall of YoBaby Peach/Pear Yogurt Cup 6-packs to 271 Additional Stores in 6 Western States

Domega NY International Co LTD Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In YF Sesame Flavor Cracker

Domega Ny International Co Ltd Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Eggs In Brilliant Cake With Filling Milk (biscuits)

Surma Distributors LLC, Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Haque Brand Golden Raisins

US Trading Company Voluntary Recall of Crushed Chili Powder Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

CFIA recalls this week

Butcher's Choice brand ground beef products sold in Miramichi area may be unsafe due to metal

Vegetarian Delite Bakery brand Uganda Toast recalled due to undeclared milk

Imitation Meat Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Egg

La Crema brand products are recalled due to undeclared milk and sulphites

Baklava, Squares, and Maamoul from Pâtisserie Safa Inc. recalled due to undeclared wheat

Trojan Fruit Latte brand Bubble Milk Tea Mix recalled due to undeclared milk

Dried sweet potato slices recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Rice Porridge product recalled due to undeclared shellfish, milk and sesame

Updated Food Recall Warning - Viandes Lauzon brand ground beef products recalled due to E. Coli O157:NM

U-Taste IPOH brand White Coffee Cappuccino recalled due to undeclared milk

Halal Market Tandoori Masala Chicken Drumsticks Recall

Ana Food Packaging Ltd is recalling its Halal Market Tandoori Masala Chicken Drumsticks with a use-by date of 19 May 2014 because the product contains milk which is not mentioned on the 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.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 11 May 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Missouri Firm Recalls Curry Chicken Salad for Possible Listeria Contamination

Pacific Organic Produce Announce Voluntary Recall of Mangos Due to Possible Health Risk

Sixdog Investments Voluntarily Recalls Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

Anhing Corporation Announces a Voluntary Recall of Chili Powder Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

NOH Foods Of Hawaii Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Hawaiian Coconut Pudding Haupia (LUAU Dessert)

Two Private Selection Ice Cream Flavors Recalled for Undeclared Allergen - Egg

MDA Issues Consumer Advisory for Five Flavors of Lily Bloom’s Kitchen Poparoons Milk Ingredient was Undeclared on Labels

STE Fromagere Du Livradois Voluntarily Recalls Raclette Cheese and Montboissie Cheese for Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Uncle Ben's Special – Chinese Style Rice recall

Mars Food UK Ltd is recalling packs of Uncle Ben's Special – Chinese Style Rice with 'best before' end dates of 25 April 2015 and 26 April 2015 because some packs may contain Uncle Ben's Special – Special Fried Rice, which contains milk and egg. The allergen information on the labelling is incorrect and the presence of milk and egg is not mentioned, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to egg and/or allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.

Click on the link for product details.

Sainsbury's recalls its by Sainsbury's pitted green olives 350g due to possible contamination with small pieces of glass

Sainsbury's is recalling its by Sainsbury's pitted green olives 350g, as a precautionary measure, because a limited number of jars may contain small pieces of glass.

Product identification: by Sainsbury's pitted green olives 350g
Pack sizes: 350g
Barcode number: 0000001830958
'Best before' dates: 13/01/2017 (printed on lid)

Source: FSA

Plum Baby Foods recalls Plum Bread & Butter Pudding

The UK FSA report that Plum Baby Foods is recalling pouches of its Plum Bread & Butter Pudding with a 'best before' date of 15 January 2015. This is because of the product being under-processed, which may cause food spoilage as well as make it possibly unsafe to eat.

The FSAI have also issued an alert. Click on the links for product batch and labelling details.

CFIA recalls this week

A lot of recalls this week!

Hankow brand Han Kow Style Noodle recalled due to undeclared peanut

Les Chocolats Lulu brand chocolate figures recalled due to undeclared milk

Deboer's Gold brand Bolly Chicken Sausage recalled due to undeclared mustard

Undeclared sulphites in Quality Brand Kuja Mishri Sugar

Shortbread from Pâtisserie Safa Inc. recalled due to undeclared milk, soy and wheat

Central Fresh Market brand pork sausages recalled due to undeclared wheat

Ring Donuts recalled due to undeclared egg

Viandes Lauzon brand lean ground veal recalled due to E. coli O157:NM

Selection brand Rosemary Leaves recalled due to Salmonella

Various cookies and biscuits recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Hearts Choices brand Vegan Fish Filet recalled due to undeclared egg

Kan's Gourmet Foods brand Spinach and Kale Pakoras recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat


Saturday, 3 May 2014

Coles Supermarkets—Coles Brand Simply GlutenFree Nut Free Cereal

Product Safety Recalls Australia has issued an alert because this product is being recalled due to the potential presence of an undeclared allergen - tree nuts (almonds)

The Engine Shed recalls various batches of their vacuum-packed Organic Tofu due to a potential risk of botulism

Various batches of vacuum-packed Organic Tofu have been produced with inadequate controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. This may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. A recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Ring Donuts recalled due to undeclared egg

Yogourt cups recalled due to undeclared almonds

Le Migneron de Charlevoix cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Undeclared allergens in Empire Bakery brand baked goods

Various cookies and biscuits recalled due to undeclared milk, wheat, soy and sulphites

Undeclared Egg, Gluten and Wheat in DSI brand Chicken Ham Soya Style Product

Undeclared wheat in Empire Bakery brand Cherry Cake

Undeclared sesame in Rice Porridge with Tuna

Undeclared milk in Coffeeking and Super brand 3 in 1 Coffee Mix

Undeclared milk in Nescafé brand 3 in 1 Brown 'n Creamy

Undeclared egg in Hearts Choices brand products

Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. fined for offences under the Health of Animals Act

H R Jasper & Son Limited prosecuted

H R Jasper & Son Limited, a red meat slaughterhouse based near Launceston, Cornwall, has been ordered to pay almost £9,000 in fines and costs for failing to remove specified risk material (SRM) from sheep carcasses destined for the food chain. SRM is the parts of cattle, sheep and goats most likely to carry BSE. All SRM must be removed in either the slaughterhouse or, in certain circumstances, cutting plant. It must not enter the food chain. The company entered not guilty pleas on six charges and, following a two day hearing, was convicted on all counts.

Source: FSA

Ainsley Harriott Amazing Grains Lentil Dahl Recall

Symington's Ltd is recalling packs of Ainsley Harriott Amazing Grains Lentil Dahl with a ‘best before’ end date of March 2015 and April 2015 because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the product label. 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.

Slimfast Meal Bars withdrawn

Unilever has withdrawn three varieties of Slimfast Meal Bars because some packs have been packed into incorrect boxes, and the presence of wheat and oats (gluten) and peanuts are not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat, oats or gluten and/or an allergy to peanut.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA