Ewden Vale has withdrawn its Salmon Burgers with 'best before' end date 28 December 2014, because they contain barley (gluten), which is not mentioned on the product label. The undeclared presence of cereals containing gluten poses a public health risk to those with an allergy or intolerance to barley (gluten). The malt vinegar used in the product should be labelled as 'barley malt vinegar'.
Jumbo UK Ltd has recalled all batches of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans due to the risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide. The dried beans were transported with envelopes of aluminium phosphide which is used as a fumigant. So far no beans have been found to be directly contaminated with aluminium phosphide but the company has recalled the product as a precaution.
More Foods Ltd is recalling 340g packs of More Food Belgian Chocolate Rocky Roads with a ‘best before’ end date of 16 December 2014. This is because some packs have been incorrectly labelled as More Food Belgian Milk Chocolate Caramel Shortbread. This means the presence of hazelnuts is not mentioned on the label, making the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to hazelnuts.
Cow & Gate has recalled 200g jars of its ‘Sweet Squash & Chicken from 7 months+’ baby food. The label incorrectly shows ‘no added egg’ and ‘gluten free’ in a tick box, although both egg and wheat are correctly shown in the ingredient list. This means the product is a health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat (gluten), and or an allergy or intolerance to egg.
A Japanese company has applied to the Food Standards Agency for approval to market synthetic dihydrocapsiate in food supplements under the Novel Food Regulation (EC) 258/97. The FSA’s independent expert committee has considered the company’s application and prepared a draft opinion. Views are wanted on the draft opinion.
A company has applied to the FSA for chia seeds to be approved for use in the European Union (EU) under the simplified approval procedure. The FSA’s independent expert committee has considered the company’s application and prepared a draft opinion. Views are wanted on the draft opinion.
Barton Farm Dairy (Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4NQ) is recalling its raw cow’s drinking milk due to a potential link to two cases of E.coli O157 infection. If you have bought this product, do not consume it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has started a sampling and testing programme at milling plants in the UK to test for the presence of soya in wheat flour. This follows reports that wheat flour may contain traces of soya.