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Product recalls and alerts

20 March 13

UK Recalls

**Undeclared sulphites in Montezuma’s Chocolates products
**Wholebake Limited recalls 9 Bar brand original mixed seed bar
**Asda withdraws potato salad
**Heera and Parivar coriander seeds recalled
**Second update on Loch Arthur Creamery dairy recall
**SuperValu tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches 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

**Undeclared sulphites in Montezuma’s Chocolates products 
Montezuma’s Chocolates recalls various products, with 'best before' dates from 1 May to 1 November 2013, because they contain sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Wholebake Limited recalls 9 Bar brand original mixed seed bar
Wholebake Limited is recalling one batch code of its 9 Bar brand original mixed seed bar (4 x 40g), labelled as 'free from' dairy, because the product contains milk protein. This means the product should not be eaten by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Asda withdraws potato salad
Asda has withdrawn its Smart Price Potato Salad (250g) with a 'use by' date of 26 March 2013, because it might contain peanuts. This means this product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**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.

**Second update on Loch Arthur Creamery dairy recall
Loch Arthur Creamery has initiated a recall of all its dairy products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency has issued a second updated Product Recall Information Notice.

**SuperValu tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches recalled
Musgrave Retail Partners GB is recalling SuperValu Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwiches with a use by date of 8 March 2013 because they contain prawns that aren't mentioned as an ingredient. This could make the product a health risk for people who are allergic to prawns and other crustaceans. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Kilshanny Farmhouse Cheeses Withdrawn from Sale due to E. coli O157 Investigation

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Melbourne Kosher Meats has recalled Chicken and Veal Wurst from Melbourne Kosher Meats in St Kilda and Meal Mart in Balaclava (Victoria) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Shaw River Buffalo Cheese has recalled Shaw River Buffalo Yoghurt from some small gourmet retailers and health food stores in NSW, VIC, TAS and SA due to microbial (E. coli) contamination.

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Norcard Fundraising Canada are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Heartland Gourmet gluten free, dairy free, Double Chocolate Cookie Mix.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lifestyle Evolution Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain NuGO brand products. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the labels.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Anita's Organic Grain & Flour Mill Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Anita's Organic Mill products. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to almond not to consume certain Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Cereals. The affected products contain almond which is not declared on the label.
  • 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 Uncle T Food Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Jak brand Instant Coffee 3 in 1. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

**From the US

  • Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, which previously announced a voluntary recall, is now expanding it to include a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil. This is in addition to the limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water announced March 6, 2013.  The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. Cans that do not meet seam standards could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reported illnesses to date, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.
  • Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, is expanding a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company's standards for seal tightness.
  • Cargill’s animal nutrition business announced a voluntary recall of certain brands of its ruminant mineral products because they were deficient in vitamins A, D and E.
  • Byron Center Wholesale Meats, a Byron Center, Michigan, establishment, is recalling approximately 6,586 pounds of ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.
  • FDA are warning consumers not to eat certain ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars manufactured by Pro-Amino International, Inc., Quebec, Canada as the product may contain Salmonella
  • Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd of Santa Fe Springs, CA, is recalling its 4.37 ounce packages of Kameda Brand Rice Cracker "Kotsubukko" snack food because they may contain undeclared milk.
  • Grippo Foods, Inc, Cincinnati, OH, is initiating a nationwide recall of all bags and boxes of their Plain Potato Chips, Bar-B-Q Potato Chips, Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno Potato Chips, Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato chips and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips. These products may have the potential to contain metal fragments.
  • Bravo! is voluntarily recalling its 2 lb tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats, product code: 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Ben-Lee Processing, Inc., an Atwood, Kansas establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat and heat-treated bacon and ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.

**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 20 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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