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17 July 13

UK Recalls

**Organica-branded chocolate bars withdrawn
**Happy Shopper Plain Chocolate Digestives recalled
**Morrisons Carvery Roast Chicken and Stuffing 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

**Organica-branded chocolate bars withdrawn
Venture Foods UK has withdrawn a number of its Organica chocolate bars because the allergy information on the product packaging does not fully explain the amount of milk in each product. This means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. (FSA)

**Happy Shopper Plain Chocolate Digestives recalled
Happy Shopper is recalling its own-brand Plain Chocolate Digestives with a 'best before' date of 7 December 2013 on a precautionary basis, because some packets may contain small pieces of metal. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Morrisons Carvery Roast Chicken and Stuffing recalled
Morrisons is recalling two date codes of Morrisons Carvery Roast Chicken and Stuffing, because of possible undercooking, which may pose a risk to health. If you have bought this product with a 'use by' date of 7 July 2013 or 9 July 2013, please do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Presence of egg protein in Orgran Gravy Mix labelled as egg free

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Klondyke fresh cream, 300ml and 2L bottles, with a best before date between "26/06/2013" and "22/07/2013" as the cream may be contaminated with Listeria.
  • PuYi rice crackers, sold in a 360g bag containing ten individually wrapped bars, with a best before date of "1-12-2013", sold in Auckland only have been recalled as the crackers may contain peanuts which is not declared on the label.

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Shah Brothers Imports are warning the public not to consume certain Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powders because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Overwaitea Food Group are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Western Family brand Seasoned Stuffing Mix. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Century Food Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk, wheat and/or tree nuts not to consume certain New Century Food brand cakes. The affected products contain milk and wheat and may contain tree nuts which are not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

**From the US

  • Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese in response to a recall by the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Waterloo, Wisconsin. The cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Somersault Snack Co., LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of 1 ounce Somersault Pacific Sea Salt products which were distributed to Target Stores in 6-Count Multi-Packs, and which were inadvertently mispackaged—limited quantities of Somersault Santa Fe Salsa flavored product were inadvertently commingled with Somersault Pacific Sea Salt flavored product in packages labelled as Somersault Pacific Sea Salt 1oz. The inadvertent commingling of these two products introduced another allergen (milk) to the Somersault Pacific Sea Salt 1oz. packages, and that allergen (milk) is not listed on the packaging as either an ingredient or an allergen.
  • Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company of Los Angeles, California is recalling ARO and/or Treasured Harvest Pistachios, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Torn and Glasser, Inc of Los Angeles, CA  90021 is voluntarily recalling some packaged Pistachios because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano packaged in a 2.2 oz. glass jar with cork closure, Lot #: 060367, 060692, 061252 and 061864 due to possible contamination by Salmonella.
  • Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company of Los Angeles, California is recalling ARO and/or Treasured Harvest Pistachios, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

**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 16 July 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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