Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd. Recalls Organic Sesame Seeds Due to the Possible Presence of Salmonella

The FSAI has announced that Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd. is recalling several batches of sesame seeds due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in the shops where the implicated batches were sold. Follow the link for product details.

Lidl Ireland Recalls Freeway Red Lemonade Due to Complaints of Undesirable Odours and Flavours

The FSAI has announced that Lidl Ireland is recalling a batch of its Freeway Red Lemonade, following complaints of undesirable odours and flavours. This spoilage is due to yeast in this batch. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores supplied. No other Lidl products are known to be affected. Follow the link for product details.

Recall of Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream Due to Possible Presence of Small Metal Pieces

The FSAI has reported that Unilever is recalling the four batches of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream, as they may contain small pieces of metal. Unilever has issued a press notice and in-store notices requesting customers who have bought these batches not to eat them. Customers can contact their Customer Careline on 1800 946272. Follow the link for product details.

Asda recalls Egg Salad Sandwich due to undeclared milk

Asda is recalling its Egg Salad Sandwich because it contains milk which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Panna Café Express To Go Inc., a North Miami Beach, Fla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,951 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA marks of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Baptista’s Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®

Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC, doing business as American Foods Group, LLC, a Green Bay, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,420 pounds of beef brain products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRM) the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Sentry Foods, a Tucker, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,570 pounds of frozen chicken entrées that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Willis Ocean Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Willis Eagle Brand Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger

Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

WFSP Foods LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 18,672 pounds of pork and chicken sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

CFIA recalls this week

Amrit brand Agra Petha recalled due to undeclared sulphites

WTI Inc. brand Dried Vinegar recalled due to pieces of wood

Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand oysters recalled due to Salmonella

Great Taste brand White 3-in-1 Coffee Mix recalled due to undeclared milk

Great Mountain brand Ginseng Almonds recalled due to undeclared milk

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Gluten Free Bakehouse Pty Ltd — Various Zehnder Gluten Free Breads

Product Safety Australia reports that seven products have been recalled due to the presence of an undeclared allergen - soy. What are the hazards? Any consumers who have a soy allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

Lindsay & Edmunds dark chocolate Belgian hot chocolate stirrers

Product Safety Australia report that this product has been recalled due to undeclared dairy allergens:

Identifying features Use by date 24 November 2017

What are the hazards? Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

CFIA recalls this week

Parker Lee brand Teriyaki Fish Filet Rice Bowl recalled due to undeclared wheat

Verka brand Dry Petha recalled due to undeclared sulphites

The Deli-Shop brand Chopped Cooked Ham recalled due to undeclared milk, soy, mustard and wheat

Nutribar brand Original Chocolate Supreme Meal Replacement Powder recalled due to undeclared egg

CFIA advises consumers to use caution with infant formula products due to potential product substitution and/or tampering

Candra International brand Organic Rice Noodles recalled due to undeclared wheat

Granville Island Brewing brand Gose Beer - with Nectarine recalled due to undeclared milk

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Cambridge Farms, LLC Recalls Three Brands Of Frozen Cut Corn Because Of Possible Health Risk from Listeria Monocytogenes

Rabbit Creek Products of Louisburg, KS is recalling certain flavors of Bread mixes, Muffin mixes and Brownie mixes under the Rabbit Creek Products and other Private label brand names due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli O121

Bakers of Paris (Brisbane California), is recalling plain and chocolate croissants sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores due to an undeclared allergen - egg

Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling approximately 377,000 lbs. of the following blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Sweet William Pty. Ltd — Sweet William Dairy Free Original Chocolate 100g

Identifying features Best Before: 02/2018

What are the defects? The presence of an undeclared allergen (dairy).

What are the hazards? Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

What should consumers do? Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Product Safety Australia

FDA and FSIS recalls

Al Shabrawy Meat Inc., a South River, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Some of the products contain pistachio nut and soy, known allergens.

Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 60,350 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department. These cookies were sold in 12- and 24-count containers and may also be part of the 12- and 24-count variety packages of cookies. The recalled cookies may contain small pieces of metal fragments. This is an isolated incident and no other products sold in the Fresh Bake department are involved in this product recall.

CFIA recalls this week

Candra International brand Organic Shirataki Noodles recalled due to undeclared wheat

Commensal brand Dried Fruit Tagine (package contains Creole Jambalaya) recalled due to undeclared soy

Rocky Mountain Pies brand Sea Salt Caramel Apple Pie recalled due to undeclared almonds

Sunday, 7 August 2016

CFIA recalls this week

Blue Marlin and Vegetables Skewers packed by La Poissonnerie Cowie Inc. recalled due to histamine

Candra International brand Organic Noodles recalled due to undeclared wheat

Fraternity brand Dried Noodles recalled due to undeclared egg

Pee Wee brand Pizza Supreme Flavored Snack and Ricoa brand cocoa candies recalled due to undeclared milk

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling 844 cases of 18 ounce O Organics Organic Vegetable Tray with Creamy Ranch Dressing Dip because the product ingredients label does not identify ingredients that could pose an allergen risk; specifically egg, milk and soy.

Out of an abundance of caution, Grassfields Cheese LLC, is conducting a voluntary recall of approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans.

JM Exotic Foods, Inc. Recalls Ground Turmeric Due to Elevated Levels of Lead

JML Ingredients, Inc. of East Petersburg, PA is recalling IQF Cut Green Beans, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,

Out of an abundance of caution, Hampton Creek is undertaking a voluntary recall of 6 SKU’s of baking mixes that contain the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder. The ingredient, which makes up less than 1.31% of the mixes, tested positive for Salmonella in a company-initiated testing program.

Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits with Trace Peanuts or Almonds

Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., an Austin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 5,677 pounds of frozen shrimp scampi and meat lasagna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products may be mislabeled and contain chicken, as well as egg, soy or shrimp, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Grossglockner Inc., a Canandaigua, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 204 pounds of fully cooked, not shelf stable, pork sausage banger products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The firm affixed the incorrect label to the back of products on the July 6, 2016 packaging date. The products have the “Banger Sausage” front label but have an incorrect ingredients label for “Wiener Products” on the back of the package. The Banger sausages contain breadcrumbs formulated with wheat; however, the back label is not correct and thus, does not sub-list the breadcrumbs. Therefore, wheat is not declared and may elicit allergic reactions in those allergic to wheat products.

Al Shabrawy Meat Inc., a South River, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Some of the products contain pistachio nut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Beyond Better Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Mislabeled Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Interlink recalls its Pop Millet (Roasted Millet Snack Bar) due to undeclared peanut

Interlink is recalling its Pop Millet (Roasted Millet Snack Bar) because it contains peanuts which is not mentioned in English on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts. For more details follow the link.

Source: FSA

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Food fraud: policy and food chain

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Co-op recalls its Simply Cheese and Tomato Pasta because it contains undeclared mustard

Co-op is recalling a batch of its Simply Cheese and Tomato Pasta because it contains chicken and mustard which are not mentioned on the label. This means that the product is a possible risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to mustard. Follow the link for more information.

Source: FSA

Waitrose recalls its Lovelife Peanuts and Raisins due to undeclared presence of almonds, Brazil nuts and pistachio nuts

Waitrose is recalling its Waitrose Lovelife Peanuts & Raisins as it contains Waitrose Vitality Mix resulting in the undeclared presence of almonds, Brazil nuts and pistachio nuts. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to these nuts. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

Health Lab — Energise Choc Protein Balls and Refresh Choc Mint Protein Balls 40g

Product Safety Australia report that that for the two products - Use By Energise balls: 09/03/2017, 23/03/2017, 04/04/2017 Use By Refresh balls: 13/03/2017, 05/04/2017, 17/04/2017 there is a product recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (cashew nut). Follow the link for more details.

Recall of Various Yogurts Due to Potential Presence of Pieces of Rubber

A piece of rubber was found in a fruit ingredient supplied to several yogurt manufacturers.As a precautionary measure, the yogurts listed in the table below have been recalled by Lidl Ireland, Tesco Ireland, and SuperValu. Point of sale recall notices are being displayed in shops that sold implicated batches. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSAI