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Product recalls and alerts

31 July 13

UK Recalls

**Viridian Licorice Root vegetarian capsules recalled
**Coco Cafe Mocha recalled
**Nemo Mince Pie and Mince Bridi withdrawn

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

**Viridian Licorice Root vegetarian capsules recalled
Viridian International Ltd is recalling two batch codes of its Licorice Root Vegetarian Capsules on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found in some of the products. If you have bought one of the products with a 'best before' date of 22 June 2016 and the relevant batch code, do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Coco Cafe Mocha recalled
All Market Europe Ltd is recalling a date code of Coco Cafe Mocha, because the product has been found to contain milk, which is not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk, or its constituents. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Nemo Mince Pie and Mince Bridi withdrawn
Nemo Food Company is withdrawing its own-brand Mince Pie and Mince Bridi, because they were made using lamb mince from West Quay, which is not an approved establishment. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.

Rest of the World

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Carefour has recalled boxes of ‘beng-beng’ Chocolate Bars (25 units in a box) from Asian grocery stores in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA, due to the presence of undeclared allergens (milk and soy).
  • Certain batches of Talley's Value Fries hash browns have been recalled as they contain egg, which is not declared on the product packaging.
  • Accord United Pty Ltd has recalled Glico Collon Strawberry Biscuits and Glico Collon Chocolate Biscuits from Asian grocery stores in NSW and ACT due to the presence of undeclared allergens (milk, egg, wheat and soy).

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Your Healthy Choice Inc. are warning people with allergies to sesame not to consume the Your Healthy Choice brand Spicy Carrots. The affected product contains sesame which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Compass Animal Health Inc. are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain Larry the Cable Guy brand products. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Vantage Foods (BC) Inc. are warning people with allergies to wheat or sensitivities to sulphites not to consume certain Western Family brand product. The affected product may contain wheat and sulphites which are not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Ferrara Candy Company (“Ferrara”) is recalling 6 pound packages of bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (i.e., Brazil nuts) and peanuts.
  • Olam Tomato Processors, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of three production codes of Chunky Salsa because it may contain large glass pieces.
  • Square Mile Cider Company (SMCC) today announced the voluntary recall of 2,500 cases “Square Mile Original Hard Apple Cider” and “Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Apple Cider.”  SMCC is voluntarily recalling the products due to concerns that cider from the company’s first production run may be re-fermenting in the bottle, which may cause the bottles to burst under certain circumstances and can lead to potential flavour inconsistencies.
  • Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling certain pimiento cheese spread because it contains eggs, an undeclared allergen.
  • Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Wholey peeled, cooked, tail-on 31/40 count shrimp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp., located at 570 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, is recalling Rybacka Wies Brand Herring Fillets In Oiii"Matjes Sledz w oleju" due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

**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 30 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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