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Product Safety Australia recalls this week

G J Wholesale — Assorted Alcoholic Beverages PRA No. 2018/17056. What are the defects? Potential chemical contamination.

YouFoodz Pty Ltd — YouFoodz Clean Paprika Chicken Meal PRA No. 2018/17062. Identifying features Use by date 29 September 2018 Other Batch Code 0735850315478. What are the defects? Presence of undeclared allergens (fish, gluten, egg and milk).

Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd — Schweppes Lemonade 1.1L PRA No. 2018/17069. An incorrect label (Schweppes Lemonade Zero Sugar) has been applied to the rear of the bottle, which does not accurately describe the ingredients used in this product. The front label is correct. This product contains sugar. Consumers who have a medical need to avoid sugar should not consume this product.

V4 Imports Pty Ltd — Deli Spice Sesame Biscuit Black 150g. The recall is due to the presence of undeclared allergens (peanut and gluten).

Europlus Pty Ltd — Mahroum Sesame Halva 400g. The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (pista…

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Zweigle’s Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,082 pounds of ready-to-eat olive loaf pork products due to sodium nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced

Purus Labs Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in MyoWhey

Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant, an El Campo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Lidl …

Needles found in strawberries - deja vu?

This week we have seen an issue in Australia with needles being found in strawberry products.

The Guardian reports on the 15th September that: "A $100,000 reward has been offered for information on the Queensland strawberry saboteur amid fears six brands across four states have been targeted with needle insertion. Fruit sold under Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands have been affected, while New South Wales police warn fruit sold under the Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis brands were inserted with needles by a possible copycat."

Queensland Health have issued a Facebook Alert to cut up strawberries before consumption. Copycat tampering has been noted with other fruit in Australia. Metal detection is being introduced.

Eleven years of recall information on my Food Safety Chat blog shows that such issues are isolated but occur from time to time and I have added some others too. Most are associated with in-store contamination. The earliest incidents l…

US: FDA and FSIS recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

H and C Food Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Pork, Egg, and Crustacean in Frozen Fish Balls

Taylor Farms Illinois, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 75 pounds of beef and pork meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains eggs and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Olufela Yemitan, the Importer of Record, a Houston, Texas firm, is recalling approximately 45 pounds of smoked Siluriformes products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection,

Publix Super Markets Inc., a Lakeland, Fla., retail grocery store chain is voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products made from chuck that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26.

J.T.M. Provisions Co., a Harrison, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 960 pounds of cooked ground beef patty products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of…

CFIA recalls this week

FSA alerts this week

There have been multiple alerts this week so I have included in one post ..

Clayton Park Bakery recalls various bakery products because they contain barley

Diamond Food Sales recalls frozen Indian mackerel due to presence of Histamine

Carmarthenshire Dairy Products recalls Boksburg Blue Cheese due to it being produced without approval

Crosse and Blackwell recalls its Green Vegetable and Kale Soup due to undeclared milk

Lidl Ireland is recalling Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes from its stores in Northern Ireland because they contain wheat and egg which are not written in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg, wheat or gluten.

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