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Product recalls and alerts

8 May 2013

UK Recalls

**Iceland recalls its 4 Chinese Pork Quarter Pounders
**Crunch Craving Chocolate Coated Raisins recalled
**Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Shot withdrawn
**Asda withdraws further burgers due to sulphites
**Asda withdraws Little Eat Beef, Cheese & Tomato Burgers

Rest of the World

**From Ireland
**From Canada
**From the US
**European Rapid Alerts
**Links to recall web sites
**Recall web sites for halal and kosher foods

UK Recalls

**Iceland recalls its 4 Chinese Pork Quarter Pounders
Iceland is recalling packs of its 4 Chinese Pork Quarter Pounders because the product contains soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy to soya. The Food Standard Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Crunch Craving Chocolate Coated Raisins recalled
Clandeboye Agencies is recalling a batch of Crunch Craving Chocolate Coated Raisins because they contain peanuts that are not mentioned on the label. This makes the products a possible health risk to those who are allergic to peanuts. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Shot withdrawn
AB World Foods Ltd is withdrawing all date and batch codes of Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Shot because the product contains milk that is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Asda withdraws further burgers due to sulphites
Asda has withdrawn more packs of its Little Eat Beef, Cheese and Tomato Burgers, because the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label. This makes these burgers a possible health risk for people who are sensitive to sulphites. (FSA)

**Asda withdraws Little Eat Beef, Cheese & Tomato Burgers
Asda has withdrawn some packs of its own-brand 6 Little Eat Beef, Cheese & Tomato Burgers because the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people who are sensitive to sulphites. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • "Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Shot" stir fry sauce; pack size: 140g; all best before dates and all batch codes have been recalled as milk is not declared on the label.

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and I-D Foods Corporation are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Blue Dragon brand Wasabi Plum Stir Fry Sauce. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mitchell Agencies/Concord National are warning people with sensitivities to sulphites not to consume certain Golden Sun brand Seedless Raisins. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hevy D's Old Fashioned Kettle Korn are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Hevy D's Old Fashioned Kettle Korn brand Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arbutus Ridge Farms Ltd. are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain macaroni and potato salads. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and RFG Canada Inc., Toronto, ON is warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain frozen pizza products. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestlé Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Delissio brand Thin Crispy Crust Grilled Chicken, Tomato & Spinach pizza as it may contain pieces of plastic.

**From the US

  • Carson’s Deli & Bakery of Lockport, NY is recalling 200 packages of assorted cookie pack, upc 7 53182 15240 0, and fudge brownie cookies, UPC 7 53182 15240 0 because they contain undeclared allergens.
  • Prime Food USA, 50st & 1st Ave Building # 57, Brooklyn NY 11232, is recalling Latis Brand Herring Fillet "Antalja" in Oil and Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices due to contamination with listeria monocytogenes.
  • Smart & Final of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling 2.5 lb. La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini because it may contain undeclared wheat, eggs and milk.
  • Krinos Foods, LLC. of Long Island City, New York is voluntarily recalling its TAHINI sesame paste, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling packages of its Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk.
  • Maple View Farm is voluntarily recalling pint containers of Cookies & Cream, Carolina Crunch and Cookie Dough ice cream because the products contain allergens that were not declared on package labels.
  • Real Pasta Inc., a North Bergen, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted pasta products that were processed without benefit of inspection. Some of the products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, a known allergen not declared on the label.
  • Nestlé USA’s Pizza Division announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S.  The reason for the recall is that the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic.
  • Mongiello Italian Cheese Specialties, DBA, Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, a Hurleyville, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 234 pounds of fresh mozzarella with chorizo and cilantro products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label.

**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  7 May 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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