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Product recalls and alerts

6 March 13

UK Recalls

**Heera and Parivar coriander seeds recalled
**Sangha Foods and Core Foods ready-meals withdrawn

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

**Heera and Parivar coriander seeds recalled
P&B (Foods) Limited is recalling certain batch codes of Heera and Parivar brand coriander seeds with 'best before' dates up to and including August 2014, because of possible insect contamination. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Sangha Foods and Core Foods ready-meals withdrawn
Castle Foods Company (London) Ltd is withdrawing a number of its own ready-to-eat foods, labelled as Sangha Foods or Core Foods, because they have been manufactured in premises that are not approved for meat products. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Kilshanny Farmhouse Cheeses Withdrawn from Sale due to E. coli O157 Investigation
  • Birds Eye withdraws frozen Bolognese, Shepherd’s Pie and Lasagne due to horse meat investigation

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Koala Popcorn Pty Ltd has recalled certain Koala Popcorn Chicken Flavour due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk solids)

**From Canada

  • Undeclared almond in Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pro-Amino International Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arla Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Clic International, are warning the public not to consume certain Clic brand Sesame Paste Tahina because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

**From the US

  • Food For Life Baking Company of Corona, California is recalling 15,369 cases of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal shipped between November 20, 2012 to February 11, 2013, because the product may be mislabelled and may contain an undeclared allergen – almond
  • See’s Candies, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling one code of 1.7 ounce Divinity Easter Egg with Walnuts, because some boxes labeled Divinity with Walnuts may actually contain Peanut Butter Eggs.
  • Bruce Foods Corporation of New Iberia, LA is recalling mislabelled cans of 10 oz Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce with code GES 462449, Best Before Date: 12/3/2016 that could contain Green Enchilada Sauce instead of Red Enchilada Sauce. Only the Food Club Green Enchilada contains wheat and soy. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat and soy run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this Green Enchilada Sauce product.
  • King Arthur Flour has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of its bags of flour due to the possible presence of small (7-9 mm) blue polyurethane balls that are used in the sifting process. The balls have a smooth surface and no sharp edges and are made from food grade material. Because of their bright blue color and size (about half the diameter of a dime), they are easily seen in the flour.
  • Herbalife International of America announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of its niche Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packets because the label identifies the product as dairy-free, when it may in fact contain trace amounts of milk proteins.
  • LION PAVILION LTD. of 56-15 58th Street Maspeth, NY 11378 is recalling Grassplot Ginger Slices because it contains undeclared sulfites.

**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 6 March 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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