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Product recalls and alerts

15 Jan 14

UK Recalls

**Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry withdrawn
**Turkey butterflies produced in an unapproved establishment update
**Chen Ji brand Fish Balls produced in unapproved establishment

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

**Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry withdrawn
Marks & Spencer is withdrawing all packs of Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry because a small number of packs contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to milk or its constituents. (FSA)

**Turkey butterflies produced in an unapproved establishment update
The FSA is issuing an updated Food Alert for Action concerning turkey butterflies processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd, because ongoing investigations have found that eighteen tonnes of the product have been supplied to independent butchers and catering outlets throughout South and Mid Wales, South West and South Central England. If you have bought the product, do not eat it.

**Chen Ji brand Fish Balls produced in unapproved establishment
The FSA is making local authorities aware that fish balls labelled with 'Chen Ji Foods Co. Ltd' on the product packaging, appear to have been manufactured in an unapproved establishment. If you have bought the product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action, explaining the actions local authorities need to take.

Rest of the World

**From Ireland

  • As a precautionary measure, Clarke’s Fish Exports Ltd. is recalling certain batches of farmed oak smoked salmon due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in some batches.
  • Verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) has been detected in several batches of gouda cheese produced by Kilshanny Farmhouse Cheese using raw milk.
  • The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has identified a small quantity of counterfeit Smirnoff Red Label vodka on the Irish market on sale in the retail and pub sectors. Laboratory analysis for this counterfeit vodka did not detect harmful ingredients but the alcohol content was 32% rather than the 37.5% in the genuine vodka.
  • Undeclared Milk in Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • The bacteria e.coli may be present in some bottles of Anchor and Pams fresh cream with a best before date of 21 January 2014 and distributed in the North Island from Northland to Turangi, including Gisborne.
  • Certain Deep South ice cream has been recalled as they may contain e.coli. There have been no reports of illness but anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

**From Canada

  • Certain Thrifty Foods Port Place Nanaimo Hot Barbecue Chicken products may be unsafe due to chemical contamination
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Leese Enterprises International Inc. are warning people with allergy to milk not to consume certain Simply Lite brand Dark Chocolate. The affected product contains milk protein which is not declared on the label.
  • Regal Confections Inc. is recalling Super Candy Buttons from the marketplace because they may contain egg which is not declared on the label.
  • Various Kinnikinnick Foods Brand products recalled due to undeclared milk
  • Boulangerie Andalos Inc. is recalling Andalos brand Anis Cookies from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is voluntarily recalling approximately 300 cases of 24-ounce jars of Prego Traditional Italian sauce because of a risk of spoilage.
  • The Cultured Kitchen® of West Sacramento, CA is voluntarily recalling all flavors of their non-dairy cashew cheese product due to a risk of contamination from Salmonella.
  • Candy Place Chocolate Santas packages were voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared peanut allergen. While the individual peanut butter filled candies reference “peanut butter”, peanuts are not listed as an ingredient on the primary package label, creating the potential for a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if consumed by those with a peanut allergy.
  • ZIP INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLC, 160 Raritan Center Parkway #6, Edison, NJ 08837, is recalling herring fillet in oil (FOSFOREL, ATLANTIKA) 200 grams in plastic packaging due to Listeria contamination.
  • Spokane Produce, Inc., of Spokane Washington is recalling approximately 59 lbs of Victor’s Sesame Hummus due to concerns about possible Listeria Monocytogenes.
  • Palama Holdings, LLC, a Kapolei, HI establishment, is expanding its recall of raw, frozen marinated chicken products to approximately 24,784 pounds because they may have experienced temperature abuse in the distribution chain.
  • Lee Bros. Foodservice Inc., a San Jose, Calif., establishment, is recalling 740 pounds of sausage products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin.
  • Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 street, Edmonton, AB is warning consumers with MILK Allergies not to consume the following Kinnikinnick Products
  • Noodle Company of Wiggins, CO is recalling its Marlyce's Butterballs because they contain undeclared wheat flour, soy flour, whey and milk.
  • Tonia’s Biscotti II LLC of Homer, AK is recalling Sampler Bags, Lemon Biscotti dipped in White Chocolate Bags, and individually wrapped biscotti of all flavors because they may contain undeclared wheat, milk, and soy.
  • Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 41,683 pounds of various meat products because they were produced without the benefit of full federal inspection, making them unfit for human food
  • Tyson Foods, Inc. a Sedalia, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg strain.

**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 14 January 2014.

**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.

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