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Product recalls and alerts

23 Jan 13

UK Recalls

**Sainsbury's recalls own-brand Lemon Thyme due to salmonella
**Bacon ribs and pig stomachs recalled
**Sainsbury's recalls Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews due to undeclared peanuts

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

**Sainsbury's recalls own-brand Lemon Thyme due to salmonella
Sainsbury’s is recalling its own-brand Lemon Thyme because salmonella has been detected in one pack during routine testing. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Bacon ribs and pig stomachs recalled
The Food Standards Agency is issuing a Food Alert for Action because Watson’s Wholesale Meats and Savouries Ltd have produced bacon ribs and cooked pig stomachs in unapproved premises under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions.

**Sainsbury's recalls Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews due to undeclared peanuts
Sainsbury's is recalling its own-brand Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews with a 'best before' date of 18 May 2013, because the product contains peanuts, which is not mentioned on the packaging. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Undeclared egg and missing allergen information in Rose Confectionery Snowcreams.  The omission of egg albumin and allergen labelling on some of the outer boxes may make the Snowcreams unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to eggs, milk, soya or nuts. Point of sale notices will be displayed in stores where the product was sold.

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Lactalis Jindi Pty Ltd has recalled a number of products nationally. Due to potential microbial contamination (Listeria spp).
  • Certain Gesas brand tahini - 18kg buckets, 1000g plastic bottles and 600g glass jars - with an expiry date of June 2014 have been recalled due to salmonella contamination.
  • Two fatalities and a reported miscarriage have been linked to consumption of cheese manufactured by Jindi Cheese Pty Ltd. A number of Jindi cheeses were recalled on 19 December 2012 as a precaution when listeria contamination was suspected.  Health authorities have since discovered a "strong link" between the listeria discovered in Jindi cheese and the deaths of a 44 year old Tasmanian man and an 84 year old Victorian man this week. The fatalities and miscarriage, as well as 15 other serious cases of infection, have prompted Jindi to immediately extend the recall, which now includes a wider range of cheeses under a number of different brand names, including: Aida Valley, Blue Cow, Coles Finest, Dynasty, Emporium, G&K, Harris Farm, International, Kenilworth, Kingaroy, Old Telegraph Road, Raw Materials, Siena, Tomewin Farm, Tomme Farm, Top Paddock, Wattle Valley and Wattle Grove.
  • The Market Grocer has recalled Raisins (Golden) 500g, Crimson Raisins 500g and Cranberry Fruit and Nut Mix 500g from Thomas Dux Grocers, Harris Farm Markets and other independent grocers in the ACT, NSW and VIC due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Heidelberg Foods Ltd. (EST 644) are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain Noah martin's Black Forest salami. The affected product contains mustard which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Peak Performance Products Inc. are warning people with allergies to peanut not to consume certain Dymatize Nutrition brand Elite Gourmet products. The affected products contain peanut which is not declared on the labels.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lilydale Inc. are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain seasoned peppered smoked turkey breast. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Taiwan Food Products Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Fish Tempura Sticks. The affected product may contain egg which is not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 street, Edmonton, AB is warning consumers with egg allergies not to consume Kinnikinnick Frozen Pie Crust because it contains EGG products which may not be indicated on an applied ingredient label. Products without an ingredient label applied to the box are not subject to this recall as they correctly list the product as containing eggs.
  • Belmont Confections Inc. is recalling Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Cookies & Cream bars and Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Fudge Brownie bars in both the 1.5oz and 3oz packages because they may contain undeclared peanuts. Belmont became aware of the problem via a complaint to the distributor Dymatize Inc.  People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
  • The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced that Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo. is voluntarily withdrawing a batch of its Flory's Favorite cheese from the marketplace.
  • Island Delights, Inc. is recalling 492 Bags of its Coconut Haystack Candy due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens.
  • As precautionary measure, Delifish has decided to expand the voluntary recall to include cold smoked products related to Julian dates 235 to 345, the previous voluntary recall included cold smoked products related to Julian dates 249- 291. There have been no new detections on products placed on the market in relation to this expansion.
  • Boba Direct (BD) announced the voluntary recall of the following BD Flavored Powders: Almond, Avocado, Banana, Blueberry, Café Latte, Cherry, Chocolate, Coconut, Honeydew, Lavender, Lychee, Mango, Matcha Green Tea, Milk Tea, Passionfruit, Peppermint, Pineapple, Red Bean, Strawberry, Taro, Vanilla and Watermelon in the 2.2 lb. plastic bags because of the incorrect label failing to declare milk as the source of sodium caseinate and lactose.
  • Somersault Snack Co., LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling all packages of Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch products with Sell By Dates of 8/30/2013 or earlier. The packaging of these products inadvertently fails to declare the allergen milk which is contained in a flavouring ingredient of these products.
  • Glenn’s Market and Catering, a Watertown, WI establishment, is recalling approximately 2,532 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
  • Annie's Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) has initiated a voluntary recall of Annie's Homegrown Frozen Pizza due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill.
  • Knott's Fine Foods, Inc. of Paris, TN, is voluntarily recalling its 3 ounce Chicken Salad Sandwiches with an expiration date of 1/29/13 and earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • LJD Holdings, Inc., doing business as B and D Foods, a Boise, Idaho establishment, is recalling approximately 33,500 pounds of fully cooked meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

**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 22 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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