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Product recalls and alerts

19 June 13

UK Recalls

**Dairy products recalled in Devon

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

**Dairy products recalled in Devon
Dunn's Dairy of Beacon View Farm, Devon, has recalled all date codes of its milk and cream products because of possible cross contamination of milk and insufficient heat processing. If you have bought any dairy products that have come from this farm, please do not drink or eat them. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Information Recall Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Celery is present in the seasoning used in St. Bernard Lasagne, however, it is not declared on the label.  These lasagnes were sold in Dunnes Stores and may be unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to celery.

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Aust Aria has recalled HodHod Halva Shekari with Pistachio from independent stores in NSW due to Salmonella contamination.
  • Pendle Ham and Bacon has recalled Cooked Corned Beef from their deli store in Pendle Hill, NSW due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Certain Sealord "no added salt" canned salmon has been found to contain small pieces of brass. This may result in injury if consumed.

**From Canada

  • Antigonish Abattoir Ltd., Antigonish, Nova Scotia is warning consumers not to consume (Tony's Meats Brand:  Fine Herb Liverwurst, Black Pepper Liverwurst, Fine Herb Pate and Black Pepper Pate) because it may contain (Mustard) which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sunsprout Natural Foods are warning the public not to consume certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brand alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

**From the US

  • See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Milk and Dark Raisins because it may contain undeclared tree nuts and eggs.
  • Sequel Naturals Ltd. Dba “Vega” is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of nutrition bars due to finding trace amounts of milk in some lot codes.
  • Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • OSKRI Corp. of Lake Mills, WI is recalling “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “Fig Dark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” because the dark chocolate contains milk.
  • Butterfly Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared Walnuts in 14.5 ounce Butterfly Bakery Whole Grain Harvest Berry Muffins, UPC 6 43482 60014 8.
  • The Hartz Mountain Corporation, located in Secaucus, N.J. is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Julian’s Recipe, LLC., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily withdrawing its European Style Pretzel Baguette packages from HEB Stores in Texas. Certain packages of Pretzel Baguettes may contain Julian’s European Style Multigrain Garlic Baguettes, which are made with soy flour.
  • Alderman Farms Sales Corporation, Boynton Beach, Florida is recalling one pint containers of Certified Organic Cherry Tomatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Creole & Company, LLC of New Orleans, LA, is recalling its 3.47 oz ounce package of Creole Bisque because it contains milk, soy, and wheat and was distributed without the ingredient statement which declares its presence.
  • Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain Worcestershire sauce, and fish (anchovy paste) is a subcomponent.  Fish is a known allergen, which is not declared on the product 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 18 June 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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