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FSA recalls more sweets due to choking hazard

Apna distribution recalls ‘hey I’m all yours’ Jelly Sweets because of a choking hazard. Apna distribution is recalling ‘hey I’m all yours’ Jelly Sweets because the products are likely to present a choking hazard. This is because the product can be projected from a cup or capsule in one piece by exerting pressure at the tip.

True Value Candys Ltd recalls Super Jelly Cone and Super Pudding Cone because of a choking hazard. True Value Candys Ltd is recalling Super Jelly Cone and Super Pudding Cone because the products contain carrageenan which is not permitted as an ingredient in jelly mini-cup products as it presents a choking hazard.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Global Commodities Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In Apricot with Pitt Watan Brand

Divvies, LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Benjamint Crunch Chocolate Bars Due to Undeclared Milk In The Mint

Stop & Shop is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution due to our supplier notifying us the product may have Listeria monocytogenes.

GIANT Food Stores, LLC is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution following a supplier notification that the product may have Listeria monocytogenes.

New Seasons Market LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Mini Butter Croissants and Mini Chocolate Croissants

H-E-B Voluntarily Issues a Precautionary Recall H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives Being Recalled for Potential Glass in The Product

Dough-To-Go Issue…

Horizon scanning

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…

Recent allergy and food alerts from the FSA

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued the following recent alerts:

Remeo Gelato is recalling a batch of its Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato due to a packing error. The product may contain Pistachio ice-cream in error which contains pistachio that is not mentioned on the label.

Fabricake Sugarcraft Limited recalls Rolkem’s Special Rose Gold and Super Gold due to high levels of metal - copper

Yorkshire Game 17 Ltd is recalling Wild Venison Burgers because they contain soya, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, and wheat (gluten), which are not emphasised correctly on the label.

Lidl Ireland recalls Filled Potato Croquettes as milk is not declared in English

Tees Ltd recalls Sweetworld Yummys Jelly Cones because of a choking hazard - carrageenan

Supernutrients recalls Organic Chlorella Powder due to undeclared sulphites

Naturya recalls Organic Chlorella Powder due to undeclared sulphites

CFIA recalls in the last two weeks

Australian food recalls in the last two weeks

Product Safety Australia has issued a number of recalls in the last two weeks:

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd — Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream recalled because of concern over potential presence of metal fragments.

Fraser Coast Free Range Pty Ltd — Sunny Queen Farms Organic Free Range Eggs 550g and 590g - The recall is due to an isolated event involving the egg cleaning process at a supplier egg grading facility, meaning some eggs may not have been cleaned to the usual required standard.

SA Health — Al Mina Mediterranean Patisserie - Multiple Products - the recall is due to the presence of undeclared allergens (almonds (tree nut), soybean, wheat and sesame seed).

Red Kellys No 1 Pty Ltd — Red Kellys Tasmania Creamy Caesar Dressing due to presence of undeclared allergens - egg, dairy and fish. The incorrect back label has been applied, which does not indicate the presence of these allergens in the product.

Aldi Stores — oh so natural Almond, Cashew and Cranberry Bites due t…

FDA and FSIS recalls in the last fortnight

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…

BOL Foods recalls BOL Caribbean Jerk Curry because of milk and barley

BOL Foods is recalling BOL Caribbean Jerk Curry because it contains milk and barley which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents or an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten. For more details follow the link.

Source: FSA

Remeo Gelato recalls Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato because of undeclared nuts

Remeo Gelato is recalling a batch of its Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato due to a packing error. The product may contain Pistachio ice-cream in error which contains pistachio that is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts. This particular batch of product has only been sold in Waitrose. For more details follow the link.

Source: FSA

Yorkshire Game 17 recalls Wild Venison Burgers because of incorrect allergen labelling

Yorkshire Game 17 Ltd is recalling Wild Venison Burgers because they contain soya, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, and wheat (gluten), which are not emphasised correctly on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, an allergy to soya, or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites. The product was sold in Asda stores. Click on the link for further details.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Van’s Foods Voluntarily Recalls Gluten Free Waffles Due to Gluten, Undeclared Wheat & Undeclared Milk

Stonewall Kitchen Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Basil Pesto Aioli due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Presence of the Dairy Allergen, Egg

Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum,

Hanover, PA – Utz® Quality Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to potential contamination of undeclared milk allergen

Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone, the U.S. Department…

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd — Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream & Coles Mini Classics Almond Ice Cream

Product Safety Australia reports that Chocolate coated ice cream on a wooden stick (360mL)  Best before dates: 16/04/2020 & 17/04/2020 (Vanilla) 18/04/2020 (Almond) APN/EAN 9300601389438 – Vanilla 9300601389421 – Almond Available for sale from 26 April 2018 Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream & Almond Ice Cream is subject to recall.

What are the defects? Potential presence of metal fragments.

What are the hazards? Food products containing metal may cause injury if consumed.

What should consumers do? Consumers should not eat this product and can return the product to any Coles supermarket for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Fipronil - follow up monitoring published

EFSA has published its analysis of food data collected following the widespread detection of fipronil residues in eggs last summer. Member States submitted to EFSA the results of more than 5,000 samples of eggs and chicken collected between 1 September and 30 November 2017. The samples were analysed for fipronil and other active substances specified by the European Commission. The analysis showed that 742 of the samples contained residues in quantities exceeding legal limits, almost all related to fipronil. The majority of exceedances were found in suspect samples – those derived from products or producers where illegal use was known or assumed.

Source: EFSA

Sweet Bondi Pty Ltd — Tapioca Coconut Milk Puddings - Mango, Raspberry and Plain Flavours

Product Safety Australia has issued a recall for the above product

Product description Tapioca coconut milk puddings - plain, raspberry and mango flavours. Plastic container 180g All Use By dates up to and including 15 May 2018 Bondi Natural Puddings

Identifying features Other APN/EANs 9341539000501 - mango, 9341539000491 - raspberry, 9341539000996 - plain

What are the defects? The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk).

What are the hazards? Any consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

What should consumers do? Consumers with a milk allergy or intolerance should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

fda and FSIS recalls this week

Van's Foods Voluntarily Recalls Gluten Free Waffles in Eleven States due to packaging error

Stonewall Kitchen Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Basil Pesto Aioli due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Presence of the Dairy Allergen, Egg

Voluntary Recall of Certain Golden Flake, Good Health, UTZ and Weis Brand Tortilla Chips Because of Possible Milk Allergen

Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum,

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