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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues information about product withdrawals and recalls to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

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  • Mars Chocolate Drinks recall

    Thursday 14 August 2014

    Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling branded bottles of sports-cap drinks and 750ml milk drink products with ‘best before’ dates between and including 19 December 2014 and 11 April 2015. This is because they contain a type of the bacteria known as Bacillus, which can cause food poisoning. This means the products are a possible health risk to consumers.

  • Fine Seafood Co recalls smoked mackerel (update)

    Friday 8 August 2014

    The Fine Seafood Co has extended the recall of its Plain Smoked Mackerel (240g) and Peppered Smoked Mackerel (240g) to include 150g packs because these also have incorrect 'use by' dates. The FSA has issued an updated Product Recall information Notice.

  • Fine Seafood Co recalls smoked salmon and smoked mackerel

    Thursday 7 August 2014

    The Fine Seafood Co has recalled all packs of its Smoked Salmon 100g, because of the presence of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It has also recalled Plain Smoked Mackerel 240g and Peppered Smoked Mackerel 240g because these products have incorrect 'use by' dates. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Dairy Crest recalls Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream Reduced Fat

    Thursday 7 August 2014

    Dairy Crest Ltd is recalling Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream: Reduced Fat with use-by dates of 13 August 2014 and 14 August 2014 because of the presence of high levels of the bacterium known as Bacillus cereus. This bacterium can cause food poisoning and means the product is a possible health risk to consumers. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Booker withdraws Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder

    Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Booker has withdrawn Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder with a 'best before' end date of March 2017 and batch code LEP 048771 as a precautionary measure. This is because salmonella was found during routine testing. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The FSA has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.

  • Young’s Chip Shop Extra Large Fish Cakes recalled

    Friday 25 July 2014

    Young’s Seafood Ltd is recalling its Chip Shop Extra Large Fish Cakes 2 Pack, with a 'best before' end date of December 2015, on a precautionary basis, because a limited number of packs have been found to be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Ragu White Lasagne Sauce recalled

    Monday 7 July 2014

    Symington's Ltd is recalling one date code of its Ragu White Lasagne Sauce, because some jars have been produced with an incorrect pH level. This may present a microbiological food safety risk to consumers. The FSA is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Nisa recalls Heritage Montgomery Spring Still Natural Mineral Water

    Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Nisa is recalling 2-litre bottles of Heritage Montgomery Spring Still Natural Mineral Water with a 'best before' date of May 2016, because some bottles have been found to have small black particles floating in them. If you have bought this product, do not drink it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • 'by Sainsbury's' pitted black olives 350g jars recalled

    Monday 9 June 2014

    Sainsbury's is recalling its 'by Sainsbury's' pitted black olives 350g jars, because a limited number of jars may contain small pieces of glass. If you have bought the product, with a 'best before' date of 3 April 2017, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • The Fine Seafood Company recalls packs of smoked salmon

    Friday 30 May 2014

    The Fine Seafood Company has recalled its 'Whiskey Cured and Oak Smoked' Smoked Salmon (70g, grey packs only) because of high levels of Listeria monocytogenes. This is a bacterium that can cause illness in certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, and anyone with reduced immunity, particularly the over-60s. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.