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Product recalls and alerts

9 Jan 13

UK Recalls

**Update on recall of Koon Yick Wah Kee tofu
**Koon Yick Wah Kee Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) and Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu) recalled
**SuperValu Salted Peanuts recalled

Rest of the World

**From Ireland
**From Australia and New Zealand
**From Canada
**From the US
**European Rapid Alerts
**Links to recall web sites
**Recall web sites for halal and kosher foods

UK Recalls

**Update on recall of Koon Yick Wah Kee tofu
The Food Standards Agency is issuing an updated Food Alert for Action concerning the Koon Yick Wah Kee rose bean curd tofu and chilli bean curd tofu originating from China via The Netherlands, because of confirmation that further tofu from the same company has high levels of Bacillus cereus.

** Koon Yick Wah Kee Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) and Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu) recalled
Dutch importer Liroy B.V. is recalling batches of Koon Yick Wah Kee Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) and Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu), because the products are contaminated with the bacterium Bacillus cereus and several types of yeast. The presence of Bacillus cereus poses a possible health risk. If you have bought one of these products, do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

**SuperValu Salted Peanuts recalled
Budgens, Londis and SuperValu have recalled some of their SuperValu Salted Peanuts, because one batch of the product has been found to contain aflatoxins at levels higher than the regulatory limits. The levels of aflatoxins found are not considered a safety risk. However, if you have bought any of the product do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • As a precautionary measure, SuperValu is recalling a batch of products due to a higher than permitted level of aflatoxin.
  • Iceland is recalling Iceland Chicken Biryani from customers because a packaging error has resulted in some of this product being incorrectly filled with prawn curry.  Ingredients of the prawn curry include wheat (gluten), milk, mustard and shellfish (prawns) that are not declared on the label.

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Jindi Cheese Pty Ltd has recalled Jindi and Wattle Valley Brie and Camembert (1kg) from independent supermarkets and delicatessens in Vic, NSW and QLD due to potential Listeria contamination.

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and 9136-4802 Quebec Inc. (Délices Al-Manar) are warning people with allergies to mustard and soy not to consume certain Imane brand RTE meat products. The affected products contain mustard or soy which is not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Delifish S.A. has issued a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon products potentially containing Listeria monocytogenes placed on the market in the USA produced from lots 249 through 291, manufactured between September 5 2012 and October 17, 2012. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported.
  • Haig's Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling all Tzatziki, Falafel, Spanakopita and Tyropita because the product labels do not include Allergy Statements.  The Tzatziki is being recalled because of the undeclared use of a food allergen (milk). Falafel is being recalled because of the undeclared use of a food allergen (wheat).  Spanakopita and Tyropita are being recalled because of the undeclared use of food allergens (wheat, milk and eggs).
  • ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. ("Alliance Nutrition") is recalling 50-pound bags of MoorMan’s® ShowTec® 18 Elite Lamb DC, product number 80939MPS, because the product has high levels of copper.
  • Wayne Farms, a Decatur, Ala., establishment is recalling approximately 2,320 pounds of frozen honey barbeque chicken wing products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, egg that is not declared on the label.
  • Stehouwer's Frozen Foods, a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,039 pounds of Pigs in the Blanket products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, which is not declared on the label.
  • Fiorucci Foods, Inc., a South Chesterfield, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,650 pounds of mortadella because the product contains pistachio nuts, a known allergen that are not declared on the label.
  • Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois is voluntarily recalling one lot of Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix because it contains cartons containing undeclared walnuts.
  • ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its Andy Capp’s Hot Fries flavor product that may contain the Andy Capp’s Cheddar Fries flavour, and, therefore, an undeclared allergen—soy.
  • Southwest Ice Cream Specialties is voluntarily recalling ShurFine Brand "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Dulce de Leche" Ice Cream (1.75 quarts, 1.66L) because it may contain praline pecan ice cream, which contains wheat, soy and pecans.

**EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
The database of rapid alert notifications hosted by the European Commission has recently changed format. The weekly list of notifications has been replaced by a database, searchable by week number.  The latest notifications, or updates to previous notifications are for 9 January 2013.

**Links to recall web sites
For UK product recalls visit the Food Standards Agency’s  Food Alerts and Allergy Alert web sites.
For US product recalls visit the USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web sites.
For product recalls in Australia and New Zealand visit the FSANZ web site.
For Canada go to The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
For Ireland go to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

**Recall web sites for halal and kosher foods
Food e-News does not cover product recalls and mislabelling alerts for Kosher or Halal products. If you need information on these please go to the London Beth Din Kashrut Division where there is a facility on the home page to access the  kosher alerts system.  For US Kosher alerts please go to  Kashrut.com  and follow the link labelled 'Consumer Kashrut Alerts' for Kosher alerts. For Halal alerts go to the Muslim Consumer Group web site, which also outlines the criteria used to judge if products are halal or not.

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