As we get closer to the long weekend, we know that many will be planning meals with family and friends. So for this year’s Food Safety Week, join the Big Sunday Roast and be part of the Chicken Challenge.
Mieszko Food City is recalling a batch of Helio Sloneczne Owoce Zurawina (Dried Cranberries) because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging of the product. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.
The agenda and papers for the next open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in London on Wednesday 3 June 2015. It will begin at 9am and will be chaired by FSA Chair Tim Bennett. You can attend in person or watch it live online.
The Food Standards Agency has completed a programme of unannounced inspections of all slaughterhouses in Britain, to ensure that the businesses are meeting their obligations on animal welfare standards and that FSA teams are checking their controls appropriately.
Lidl UK is recalling all batches of its Tortelloni with Spinach and Ricotta because the product contains egg, milk and gluten, which are not declared on the product label in English. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg and/ or milk and its constituents and/or gluten.
Nua Naturals has recalled its Organic Chlorella Powder with BioCultures (140g) because salmonella has been detected. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
New figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) suggest that up to a third of the population could contract food poisoning from campylobacter, a bug most commonly found on raw chicken, during their lifetime. The figure is based on the current infection rates of more than a quarter of a million people per year.
Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrison’s are recalling a number of food products after a batch of potatoes used as ingredients in all of them was found to contain small pieces of metal. The affected batch of potatoes originated from a single supplier.