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.
Asco Foods Ltd is recalling three batches of Leslie’s Clover Chips barbecue flavour corn snack. The product contains milk, which is not mentioned on the ingredients list. The product also contains soya which is not correctly labelled. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to soya. -
This week there has been concern raised over fraudulent activity with regard to meat fraud in Belgium and mislabelling of product and category 3 animal byproducts. The Belgian Food Agency - FASFC has issued a press release - and the RASFF notification can be found here. Seven countries affected in the recall so far including the UK - comes hot on the heels of fipronil and recalls continue for fipronil in egg based products.
Maxela Ltd is recalling Rolnik Beer Mustard because it contains sulphur dioxide which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites. Distribution in NI only. Source: FSA