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20 Feb 13

UK Recalls

**KB Natural Foods Ltd recalls own-brand cashew nuts and almonds
**Raw Ecstasy Wasabi Miso flavoured Activated Walnuts and Activated Almonds recalled
**Aldi recalls beef lasagne and spaghetti bolognese
**Loch Arthur Creamery recalls cheese due to listeria
**Greencity Wholefoods withdraws yogurt-coated products
**Findus UK recalls its own-brand beef lasagne

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

**KB Natural Foods Ltd recalls own-brand cashew nuts and almonds
 KB Natural Foods Ltd is recalling three batches of its own-brand pre-packaged cashew nuts and almonds, after the company's packing plant was served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice because of a rodent infestation. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Raw Ecstasy Wasabi Miso flavoured Activated Walnuts and Activated Almonds recalled
Raw Ecstasy is recalling all batch codes of its own-brand Wasabi Miso flavoured Activated Walnuts and Activated Almonds, because the products contain mustard seeds, which have not been mentioned on the label. This is a potential health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to mustard. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Aldi recalls beef lasagne and spaghetti bolognese
Aldi Stores is recalling all batch codes of own brand Today's Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today's Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to finding horse meat in some samples. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Loch Arthur Creamery recalls cheese due to listeria
Listeria monocytogenes, a food-poisoning bacteria, has been found in some batches of Loch Arthur Creamery cheese following sampling by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Loch Arthur Creamery is recalling all date codes up to and including to 11 February 2013 and the Food Standards Agency is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Greencity Wholefoods withdraws yogurt-coated products
Greencity Wholefoods is withdrawing two of its yogurt-coated products, because of incorrect allergen labelling. The products contain milk and sulphites which are not listed on the label. This is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk, or with a sensitivity to sulphites. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Findus UK recalls its own-brand beef lasagne
Findus UK has recalled all packs of its Findus frozen beef lasagne because horse meat has been found in the product. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Rangeland Foods withdraws frozen burger products due to the presence of equine DNA.
  • ALDI Lasagnes and Spaghetti Bolognese withdrawn due to the presence of horse meat
  • Findus Lasagnes withdrawn due to the presence of horse meat

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Fonterra Brands Australia has recalled CalciYum yoghurt pouches from Woolworths, Coles and independent supermarkets nationally due to potential choking hazard (the weakened plastic on top of the cap may break off).
  • Schweppes have recalled a number of "mixers" soft drinks as they may contain glass fragments.

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry and Delicatessen Products Ltd., are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain Continental Glatt Kosher brand meat products.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Delft Blue, a division of Grober Inc., are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume Compliments brand Breaded Veal Cutlettes. The affected product contains mustard which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Yum Yum Food are warning people with allergies to egg or milk not to consume, and retailers not to sell, certain Yum Yum Food brand Sui Mai products. The affected product contains egg and milk which are not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume certain The Gourmet Meat Shoppe and The Butcher's Cut brands of Frozen Beef Burgers because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
  • Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is advising the public not to consume select 650 ml size of PC White Corn Black Bean Mild Salsa and 430 ml size of PC Salsa Mild, because some of the products may contain pieces of plastic.

**From the US

  • DeCoty Coffee Company of San Angelo, Texas is recalling its 1.25lb and 5.75lb of DeCoty Taco Seasoning because it contains an undeclared ingredient, Soy.
  • The Muffin "Mam", Inc.™ headquartered in Simpsonville, SC, is recalling The Muffin "Mam", Inc.™ brand 24oz Strawberry Crème Cake as they contain undeclared Whole Eggs ingredient.
  • JS Pelmini OK, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Potato Dumplings and Potato and Mushroom Dumplings, because they contain undeclared Milk and Soy.
  • Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., in cooperation with Gordon Food Service (GFS), is recalling pudding labeled as GFS Lemon Pudding but contains vanilla pudding. Milk is an ingredient in this vanilla pudding. GFS Lemon Pudding does not declare milk on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
  • Domega NY International Co., Ltd. at 47-57 Bridgewater Street Brooklyn New York 11222 is recalling GREEN DAY BRAND DRIED COCONUT because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
  • DZH Import & Export Inc. at 1300 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237 is recalling MOUNTAINS DRIED MUSHROOM because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
  • DZH Import & Export Inc. at 1300 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237 is recalling CURIOSITY OF DASHAN DRIED MUSHROOM because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
  • Nestlé Prepared Foods Company today announced the voluntary recall of two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the “best before date” appears as DEC 2013.  The voluntary recall is limited to these two days of production, which were distributed nationwide. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall. The reason for the recall is that the meal may contain fragments of glass. Nestlé is taking this action after three consumers reported they had found small fragments of glass in the ravioli portion of the entrée. No injuries were reported by any of the consumers.
  • Sprouters Northwest is voluntarily recalling all varieties of sprouts products, wheatgrass and pea shoots due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • ZIP International Group LLC is recalling Dry Salted Fish (bream) because the product was found to be uneviscerated, and has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
  • AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak products because they may contain foreign materials.
  • BBU, Inc., the parent of the Bimbo Bakeries companies, has initiated a voluntary recall due to possible presence of flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill.

**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 19 February 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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