Brindisa Spanish Foods has extended its recall of its La Chinata Smoked Paprika to batch codes 322 and 324. This is because salmonella has been detected in the product. If you have bought one of these, do not eat it.
Fovitor International Ltd is recalling its Dzomi Palm Oil (1 litre bottle) with a ‘best before’ end date of 31 October 2016 because it contains the illegal dye known as Sudan IV, which is potentially genotoxic and possibly carcinogenic. Sudan dyes are red dyes that are used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, petrol, and shoe and floor polishes.
Purity Soft Drinks Ltd is recalling one batch of its Firefly Lemon, Lime and Ginger Natural Drink (330ml) with a ‘best before’ date of April 2016 and batch code 5029 because some bottles may contain broken glass on the rim of the bottle. This product was only distributed to Asda stores.
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. Views are wanted on the draft opinion of company’s application by Saturday 25 July. The FSA’s independent expert committee has considered the company’s application and prepared a draft opinion. Views are wanted on the draft opinion before it is finalised.
J & K Smokery Ltd has recalled all packs of its vacuum packed smoked fish because of concerns about procedures to control Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium produces a toxin that may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. Although no trace of the toxin has been found in products tested, a recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.
Lidl UK is recalling its Italiamo Cream of Potato & Spinach Soup because a packaging error means some packs contain Minestrone Soup. As a result, egg and wheat (gluten) is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to egg and/or wheat (gluten).
On the basis of current scientific evidence, our advice is that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. This advice follows a recent report of bird flu at an egg-laying farm in Lancashire.