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.
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Superlife Original Superfood Mix containing undeclared gluten is recalled
Superlife Ltd is recalling a batch of its Superlife Original Superfood Mix because it contains gluten and is labelled as 'gluten free'. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an intolerance to gluten.
Gluten was found above the level permitted for a gluten-free product in a batch of barleygrass powder. This barleygrass powder is an ingredient in Original Superfood Mix, which is labelled as gluten-free.
I have been catching up this morning with all the food recalls around the world and linking to them on this FoodSafetyChat Blog and on Twitter. There seem to be some new emerging issues carrageenan in jelly products, E.coli O26 and cheese, and some more frequent issues - metal contamination, mislabelling of products with the wrong label, hygiene failures, undeclared allergens and so on.
A quick scan of the RASFF Portal shows the usual range of food safety issues and also gives some "blasts from the past": Border rejection of imported shrimps from India because of concerns over nitrofuran, Was the major incident in the UK really sixteen years ago in 2002 .. interestingly this food safety hazard is still a major issue around the world.Food alert in the Netherlands for edible clay (zeolite and bentonite powder) for presence of metals - lead (8.56; 32.6 mg/kg - ppm) and mercury (0.188 mg/kg - ppm) and high content of aluminium (41877; 73851 mg/kg - ppm) Horsemeat unfit for human…
Ziyad Brothers Importing is voluntarily recalling certain lot codes of Ziyad Brand Tahini because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Sugarfina, Inc. Issues Allergen Labeling Alert for Undeclared Eggs in Sugar Cookies Product
Kent Quality Foods, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 308,430 pounds of various beef, pork, and turkey ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 720 pounds of Chicken Tortilla Soup products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product l…