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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Precautionary Withdrawal of The Happy Pear Hero Sprouts Due to Possible Presence of Harmful Bacteria
As a precaution, The Happy Pear is voluntarily withdrawing the above batch of Hero Sprouts due to the possible presence of pathogenic bacteria. The Hero Sprouts product contains a mix of sprouted alfafa, broccoli, clover and radish seeds.
Further testing is underway and if harmful bacteria are detected, consumers will be informed. For more information follow the link.
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.
Confectionery World is recalling Turkish Delight – Rose and Lemon Flavours because it contains nuts which is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.
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