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Product recalls and alerts

10 April 13

UK Recalls

**Very low levels of bute found in Asda 'Smart Price Corned Beef'
**Asda withdraws own-brand Tomato and Onion Dip
**McCoy's multi bag crisps recalled
**Bodrum dried fruit products withdrawn
**Kit Kat Chunky bars recalled
**Edward Gray of Dudley sweet products 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

**Very low levels of bute found in Asda 'Smart Price Corned Beef'
The Food Standards Agency has been informed by Asda that very low levels of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone, known as bute, have been found in 340g tins of its Smart Price Corned Beef. Asda is recalling this product and anyone who has Asda Smart Price Corned Beef should not eat it, but return it to the nearest Asda store for a full refund.

**Asda withdraws own-brand Tomato and Onion Dip
Asda is withdrawing its Tomato and Onion Dip with a 'use by' date of 22 April 2013, because a packaging error means some packs may contain a Raita product that contains milk and egg, which are not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people who are allergic to egg or milk, or intolerant of milk or milk constituents. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**McCoy's multi bag crisps recalled
KP Snacks Ltd are recalling certain date codes of 4 variants of McCoy's multipack crisps due to possible contamination with small pieces of plastic.  The Food Standards Agency has issued a product recall notice.

**Bodrum dried fruit products withdrawn
Gima UK Ltd has withdrawn various Bodrum branded dried fruit products because they contain sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Kit Kat Chunky bars recalled
Nestle are recalling some of their Kit Kat Chunky bars and an Easter egg due to seven people reporting small pieces of plastic in the bars.  The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Edward Gray of Dudley sweet products recalled
Edward Gray of Dudley Ltd, also known as Teddy Grays, is recalling certain date codes of their sweet products (rock and boiled sweets) because of a possible rodent infestation at the manufacturing premises. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • KP Snacks Ltd. Recalls certain Mc Coy’s multipack varieties of crisps due to the possible presence of small pieces of plastic.
  • Nestlé is recalling some of its Kit Kat Chunky bars and Kit Kat Chunky Easter Egg due to a small number of reports of little pieces of plastic in the bars.
  • The FSAI and Environmental Health Service of the HSE have been informed that The Aisling Foundation, Bantry, Co. Cork has placed grapefruit seed extract products on the market, for human consumption, in breach of a Prohibition Order, served on The Aisling Foundation on 4th October 2012 under the European Communities (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 [S.I. No. 117 of 2010].
  • Gallagher’s Bakery Lo-GI Farmhouse Loaf contains milk which is not declared on the label. The multi seed ingredient in this product contains small quantities of milk powder and whey powder.
  • Recall of SuperValu fruit platters, Green Orchard fruit platters, fruit salad and watermelon wedges due to the possible presence of Salmonella

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Alexandrina Cheese Company has recalled four feta cheeses from fruit and vegetable shops, Foodworks, IGA and other independent supermarkets in SA and NT (Alice Springs only) due to E.coli contamination.
  • Pams fruit nut bars have been recalled as they contain chocolate which is not declared on the label.
  • Woolworths has recalled Macro Vegetarian Roasted Vegetable, Split Pea & Spinach Bites from all Woolworths Supermarkets, Safeway, Food for Less, and Flemings Supermarkets nationally due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

**From Canada                                  

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Kugi Foods Blue Mountain Roasted Coffee. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain Central-Epicure brand Gefilte Fish, Ready to Serve, Sweet and Savoury because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
  • Undeclared mustard in Freybe brand Summer Sausage.
  • 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) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use certain nut butters, peanuts, sugar or tahini because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Trophy Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume Trophy brand Hazelnuts In Shell because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Heartland Gourmet gluten free, dairy free, Baking Mixes. 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 milk not to consume certain Coffeeking 3 In 1 Coffeemix. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Kugi Foods Blue Mountain Roasted Coffee. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Heartland Gourmet, LLC issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in gluten free baking mixes.
  • Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, is announcing a voluntary recall of Farm Rich® Mini Quesadillas (PC 35635), Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices (PC 35643 and PC 37690), Farm Rich® Philly Cheese Steaks (PC 35634), Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites (PC 37443 and PC 37691) and Market Day® Mozzarella Bites (PC 80435), produced from November 12, 2012 to November 19, 2012 due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. Coli O121”).
  • Lifestyle Evolution Inc announces the voluntary recall of NuGO FREE, NuGO Dark and NuGO Slim Non Dairy bars Made BEFORE October 2012 because of the potential for undeclared milk.
  • The Gift Shop at Buffalo Trace Distillery has voluntarily recalled all non-expired products listed due to mislabelling and undeclared allergens.
  • Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling select seasoning blends because they contain the ingredient soy that is not declared on the label.
  • Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Gold Standard Baking of Chicago, IL is recalling 1,134 cases of Sweet P’s Bake Shop branded Caramel Apple Danish Coffee Cake because it contains undeclared walnuts.
  • Tyson Foods Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 127,000 lbs. of uncooked breaded chicken tenderloins and uncooked chicken tenderloin fritter products because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding.
  • Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, NY firm, is recalling approximately 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with E. coli O121.
  • Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring fish because the products were found to be uneviscerated, and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
  • Buffalo, New York - Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, which previously announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich® and Market Day® products is expanding its voluntary recall to include all products produced at its Waycross, Georgia plant with “Best By” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014 due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. coli O121”).
  • Centerville Pie Company of Hyannis, MA is voluntarily recalling all clam pies because they contain undeclared fish (anchovies), which is an ingredient in the Worcestershire sauce used in the clam pie recipe.
  • Bravo! is voluntarily recalling three of its raw diet frozen foods for dogs and cats: 5 lb tubes of Bravo! Chicken Balance product item code 21-405 with "best used by" dates of 3_6_15 and 3_12_15; 2 lb Bravo! Chicken Blend product item code 21-102 with the "best used by" date of 3_21_15 and 5 lb. bags of Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers product item code 51-508 with the "best used by" dates of 3_21_15 and 3_22_15, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Heartland Gourmet, LLC of Lincoln, NE is voluntarily recalling a number of gluten free products because they may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
  • Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, N.Y. firm, is expanding its recall of various heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items to more than 10.5 million pounds because they may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

**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 10 April 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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