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Product recalls and alerts

6 Nov 13

UK Recalls

**Boots recalls its Delicious Chocolate Brownie
**Patak's Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce recalled
**Packs of ground almonds withdrawn and recalled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

**Boots recalls its Delicious Chocolate Brownie
Boots has recalled packs of its Delicious Chocolate Brownie with a 'best before' date of 19 November 2013, because they have been packed with Boots Delicious Caramel Shortbread, which contains milk. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

**Patak's Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce recalled
Patak’s is recalling a batch of Patak’s Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce, because hard plastic material has been detected in some of the jars. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Packs of ground almonds withdrawn and recalled
Packs of Whitworths Ground Almonds and Sainsbury’s Ground Almonds have been withdrawn from sale, and packs of Tesco Ground Almonds have been recalled from customers because the products contain traces of peanut, which is not mentioned on any of the product labels. This means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts. The FSA has issued three Allergy Alerts.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • Patak’s Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce Withdrawn Due to Contamination with Pieces of Plastic
  • Possible Presence of Peanut in Tesco Ground Almonds

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Indya Foods Pty Ltd has recalled Haldiram’s Nagpur Indian Snacks ‘Tasty Nuts’ from Indian supermarkets and other independent grocery stores in Victoria and South Australia. The product has been recalled due to the presence of aflatoxin at levels above those permitted in the Food Standards Code.

**From Canada

  • Tritap Food Brokers is recalling Tiffany brand Strawberry Banana Sandwich Cookies from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Clic International Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Clic brand Strawberry Flavored Marshmallow. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Following the Reser’s Fine Foods (“Reser’s”) recall where select Reser’s products were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Dutch Treat Salads, LLC, of Zeeland, MI, is voluntarily recalling one product, Mexicali Dip, that contains one ingredient recalled by Reser’s.
  • The recent expansion of the Reser's Fine Foods product recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination has impacted select prepared foods offerings sold at Giant Eagle, Inc. locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. As a result, Giant Eagle has implemented a voluntary recall of Diced Summer Slaw, Diced Summer Salad and several Grab and Go combo meals that may include Diced Summer Slaw.
  • World Class Distribution of Fontana, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad (SKU 56077) with a “Use by Date 11/2/13”, because it may not list soy in the ingredients.
  • Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. ("Reser's") initiated a recall of select products on October 22, 2013 due to the potential of those select products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On October 26, 2013, Reser's expanded its initial recall to cover a broader group of products. In response to that expanded recall, Taylor Farms Florida, Inc. ("TFFL"); Taylor Farms Illinois, Inc. ("TFIL"); Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc. ("TFMD"); Taylor Farms Texas, Inc. ("TFTX"); and Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc. ("TFTN") are voluntarily issuing a secondary recall on a limited number of deli products that contain components implicated in Reser's expanded recall.
  • BI-LO today announced an immediate recall of the Taylor Farms Spinach Antipasti Salad sold at the BI-LO store located at 500 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, Ga. This item is sold in the full-service case in the deli department.
  • Reser's Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is voluntarily expanding its October 22, 2013 recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall in all Winn-Dixie stores of the Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad sold in the full-service case in the deli department. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the reason for the recall is the potential that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Following the Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. ("Reser's") recall where select Reser's products were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration.
  • Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc. in Jessup, Md. and Taylor Farms Texas Inc. in Dallas are recalling approximately 22,849 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the salad dressing.

**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 5 November 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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