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.
James Hall & Co. Ltd is recalling two lines of take-away sandwich rolls because they contain undeclared barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten.
Fore more details follow the link. Source: FSA
Clayton Park Bakery Ltd is recalling various bakery products because they contain undeclared barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten.
This update includes one additional product that is part of the recall.
Chemicals: too high sulphite in dried raisins from Chile, undeclared sulphite in cooked white beans from Spain; imazalil (1.7 mg/kg - ppm) in ananas from Benin; mercury (0.816 mg/kg - ppm) in chilled John dory (Zeus faber) from Morocco; high content of iodine (347 mg/kg - ppm) in dried algaes from South Korea;
undeclared gluten in spice mix Ras El Hanout from Spain; undeclared wheat in white pepper from Portugal; undeclared mustard in grounded white pepper from Germany
There were multiple biological hazards including:
Aflatoxins in corn from Russia; raw pistachios and unshelled almonds from the US; brazil nuts from Bolivia; roasted and salted pistachios from Belgium, with raw material from the USStaphylococcus aureus and fungi in infant formula from the Netherlands Campylobacter coli (100 <-->8000 CFU/g) and Campylobacter jejuni (100 <-->8000 CFU/g) in chilled chicken breasts from FranceListeria monocytogenes in cooked prawns from Spain…
Lidl Recalls Vitasia Gyoza Dumplings with Chicken and Pork as Multiple Allergens are not Labelled in English. Egg, Mustard and Cereals containing Gluten. May also contain Celery, Crustaceans, Milk, Molluscs, Sesame and Soya
Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder.
July was a very busy month for me especially with my involvement as Chair of the organising committee for the inaurgural Nuffield Farming Lecture 2018.
Professor Winter's report "Changing Food Cultures: challenges and opportunities for UK Agriculture" gives an excellent overview of issues connected with food and the farmer, and how British Farmers could be proactive in helping to create a new food culture which nourishes and sustains health and wellbeing. It is well worth a read and can be found here.
There are online videos from the lecture in three sizes:
Snapshot (2 minutes) Bitesize (6 minutes) Full version (2 hours) that includes the 45 minute lecture and a lively food policy question and answer session.
Do check them out, and share the post widely.
Farmers and supply chain: check out the case studies for embedding nutrition as a pre-requisite in food supply.
Academia: add to your reading lists as "go to sources" in the next academic year.