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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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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  • Turkey butterflies produced in an unapproved establishment update

    Monday 23 December 2013

    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.

  • Turkey butterflies from an unapproved premises

    Saturday 21 December 2013

    The FSA is making local authorities aware that turkey butterflies processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd, Newport, South Wales have been processed 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.

  • Chen Ji brand Fish Balls produced in unapproved establishment

    Wednesday 18 December 2013

    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.

  • Cocaine found in bottle of Caribbean soft drink

    Thursday 12 December 2013

    The Food Standards Agency is warning the public about a soft drink that has been found to contain high levels of cocaine. The product has been linked to the death of one person in Southampton and is the subject of an ongoing investigation by Hampshire Constabulary.

  • Smoked fish processed in unapproved establishment

    Thursday 5 December 2013

    The FSA is making local authorities aware that smoked mackerel, catfish, barracuda and tilapia have been processed in an unapproved establishment, trading as Lloyds & Sons. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action, explaining the actions local authorities need to take.

  • Marks & Spencer recalls three mussel-based products

    Monday 2 December 2013

    Marks & Spencer is recalling from consumers three of its mussel-based products, following a small number of reports of illness in the UK. The company is recalling the products as a precautionary measure while investigations are taking place. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Sainsbury's recalls its Kids 20 Pork Cocktail Sausages

    Tuesday 26 November 2013

    Sainsbury's has recalled packs of its own-brand Kids 20 Pork Cocktail Sausages because some packs might be labelled with an incorrect 'use by' date of 25 December 2013. This product should have been labelled with a 'use by' date of 25 November 2013. Eating a product after its 'use by' date could pose a possible risk to health. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Dried fishery products packaged in an unapproved establishment

    Friday 22 November 2013

    The FSA is making local authorities aware that various dried fish products have been packaged in an unapproved establishment, trading as Africa Choice. If you have bought one of the listed products, displaying the approval number UK OL026 EC and/or bearing the labelling information 'Packed by Africa Choice', do not eat it.

  • Edna May Christmas puddings recalled

    Thursday 21 November 2013

    Matthew Walker is recalling, as a precautionary measure, some of its Edna May brand Christmas puddings because of signs of mould growth. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Tesco 4 Chocolate & Nut Ice Cream Cones recalled

    Friday 15 November 2013

    Tesco is recalling its own-brand 4 Chocolate & Nut Ice Cream Cones on a precautionary basis, because pain relief tablets have been found within two individual cones. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Plum Baby Foods recall

    Monday 11 November 2013

    Plum Baby Foods is recalling some ready-to-eat baby food products that have a manufacturing defect which may cause food spoilage. As a precautionary measure, Plum Baby Foods is recalling the batches of the products affected. The FSA is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Everest Foods Momo products withdrawn from sale

    Monday 11 November 2013

    Everest Foods vegetable and meat dumplings (Momo) products have been produced in unapproved premises. There is known distribution to some retail establishments in Hampshire, Kent and London. However, it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details for the products. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

  • Patak's Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce recalled

    Monday 28 October 2013

    Patak’s is recalling a batch of Patak’s Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce, because hard plastic material has been detected in some of the jars. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Vaisyaa brand frozen fish products recalled

    Friday 11 October 2013

    United Cater Ltd is recalling all date codes of a number of frozen fish products under the Vaisyaa brand, because they were produced in an unapproved establishment and do not comply with food hygiene legislation. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Third update of Loch Duart Ltd salmon recall*

    Thursday 26 September 2013

    Loch Duart Ltd has recalled two further batches of its Oak Roasted Flaky Salmon, because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in them and may pose a health risk. If you have bought this product with the batch code listed, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • E.coli 0157 outbreak: Sainsbury’s recalls watercress

    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Sainsbury’s is recalling all of its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress as a precautionary measure, due to a possible association with an outbreak of E.coli O157 that has made 19* people ill. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • A further batch of Loch Duart Ltd Oak Smoked Salmon recalled*

    Friday 6 September 2013

    Loch Duart Ltd has recalled one further batch of its Oak Smoked Salmon, because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product and may pose a health risk. If you have bought this product with the batch code listed, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Farmbox Meats frozen meat strips recalled

    Friday 6 September 2013

    Farmbox Meats Limited has supplied frozen lamb, beef and mutton trim that has not been subject to proper temperature controls and does not comply with traceability requirements. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

  • Fentimans Ltd recalls its Ginger Beer, Curiosity Cola, and Dandelion & Burdock (Update)

    Monday 2 September 2013

    Fentimans Ltd is recalling some of its Ginger Beer, Curiosity Cola, and Dandelion & Burdock, because some 750ml glass bottles have been found to display signs of weakness, which may cause some bottles to break. If you have bought one of the products listed, do not drink it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Loch Duart Ltd recalls further batches of its Oak Smoked Salmon*

    Friday 30 August 2013

    Loch Duart Ltd is recalling further batches of its Oak Smoked Salmon because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product and may pose a health risk. If you have bought this product with the batch codes listed, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Loch Duart Ltd Oak Smoked Salmon recalled*

    Friday 23 August 2013

    Loch Duart Ltd is recalling a batch of their own Oak Smoked Salmon, because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product and may pose a health risk. If you have bought this product, with the batch code 31702, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Tesco recalls various own-brand ambient meals

    Friday 16 August 2013

    Tesco is recalling various own-brand ambient meals, because a production fault means the rice in some packs could become mouldy during storage. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Viridian Licorice Root Vegetarian Capsules recalled

    Tuesday 23 July 2013

    Viridian International Ltd is recalling two batch codes of its Licorice Root Vegetarian Capsules on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found in some of the products. If you have bought one of the products with a 'best before' date of 22 June 2016 and the relevant batch code, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Nemo Mince Pie and Mince Bridi withdrawn

    Wednesday 17 July 2013

    Nemo Food Company is withdrawing its own-brand Mince Pie and Mince Bridi, because they were made using lamb mince from West Quay, which is not an approved establishment. The Agency has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.

  • Asda recalls own-brand Curried Chicken Snack

    Wednesday 17 July 2013

    Asda is recalling its own-brand Curried Chicken Snack Pack with a 'use by' date of 17 July 2013 on a precautionary basis because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product and may pose a health risk. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Happy Shopper Plain Chocolate Digestives recalled

    Friday 5 July 2013

    Happy Shopper is recalling its own-brand Plain Chocolate Digestives with a 'best before' date of 7 December 2013 on a precautionary basis, because some packets may contain small pieces of metal. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Morrisons Carvery Roast Chicken and Stuffing recalled

    Thursday 4 July 2013

    Morrisons is recalling two date codes of Morrisons Carvery Roast Chicken and Stuffing, because of possible undercooking, which may pose a risk to health. If you have bought this product with a 'use by' date of 7 July 2013 or 9 July 2013, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • AG Barr withdraws lemonade drink

    Monday 1 July 2013

    AG Barr Ltd has withdrawn a batch of its own brand lemonade drink, as it contains aspartame, which is not mentioned on the ingredients list. This is a potential health risk for those with phenylketonuria (PKU), who are advised not to consume products containing aspartame. The Agency has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.

  • Tesco recalls own-brand yeast extract

    Thursday 27 June 2013

    Tesco has voluntarily recalled several lot numbers of its own-brand yeast extract on a precautionary basis, because of possible high levels of histamine. If you have bought this product, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Dairy products recalled in Devon

    Friday 14 June 2013

    Dunn's Dairy of Beacon View Farm, Devon, has recalled all date codes of its milk and cream products because of possible cross contamination of milk and insufficient heat processing. If you have bought any dairy products that have come from this farm, please do not drink or eat them. The Agency has issued a Product Information Recall Notice.

  • Benecol yogurt drink recalled

    Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Johnson & Johnson Ltd has voluntarily recalled several batches of Benecol® Peach & Apricot Yogurt Drink on a precautionary basis, because of possible yeast fermentation. If you have bought this product, please do not drink it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Majestic recalls Chablis Jean Bourguignon 2011

    Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd is recalling a specific lot number of Chablis Jean Bourguignon 2011, because some of the bottles have been found to contain high levels of sulphites, which could pose a health risk. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Asda withdraws further burgers due to sulphites

    Tuesday 30 April 2013

    Asda has withdrawn more packs of its Little Eat Beef, Cheese and Tomato Burgers, because the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label. This makes these burgers a possible health risk for people who are sensitive to sulphites.

  • Iceland recalls chicken spice

    Saturday 20 April 2013

    Iceland is recalling its Chicken Shack - Half Chicken Chinese Five Spice 500g as the best before date on it is too far in the future.

  • Thorntons recalls Chocolate Smiles Glass Jars

    Monday 15 April 2013

    Thorntons has recalled three varieties of its Chocolate Smiles Glass Jars on a precautionary basis, because some may contain small pieces of glass. If you have bought one of the products, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • TRS recalls Pure Milk Powder

    Friday 12 April 2013

    TRS has recalled all 400g and 1kg bags of its Pure Milk Powder because the product was repackaged in an unapproved establishment. If you have bought the product, do not consume it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Kingshill Bakery products recalled due to rodent infestation

    Friday 12 April 2013

    Certain date codes of Kingshill Bakery products are being recalled on a precautionary basis, because of possible rodent infestation. If you have bought one of the products listed below, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Asda recalls its Deli Pork And Egg Slices

    Friday 12 April 2013

    Asda is recalling its Deli Pork And Egg Slices from customers, because a labelling error has resulted the products being labelled with a 'use by' date of 17 August 2013 rather than 17 April 2013. Eating a product past the intended 'use by' date could pose a risk to health. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Asda 'Smart Price' Corned Beef recalled due to bute

    Tuesday 9 April 2013

    Asda has recalled all batch codes of its 'Smart Price' Corned Beef because very low levels of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone, known as bute, has been found in some batches of the product. If you have bought the above product, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • McCoy's multi bag crisps recalled

    Friday 29 March 2013

    KP Snacks Ltd are recalling certain date codes of 4 variants of McCoy's multipack crisps due to possible contamination with small pieces of plastic.

  • Kit Kat Chunky bars recalled

    Monday 25 March 2013

    Nestle are recalling some of their Kit Kat Chunky bars and an Easter egg due to seven people reporting small pieces of plastic in the bars.

  • Edward Gray of Dudley sweet products recalled

    Thursday 21 March 2013

    Edward Gray of Dudley Ltd, also known as Teddy Grays, is recalling certain date codes of their sweet products (rock and boiled sweets) because of a possible rodent infestation at the manufacturing premises. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Second update on Loch Arthur Creamery dairy recall

    Friday 8 March 2013

    Loch Arthur Creamery has initiated a recall of all its dairy products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency has issued a second updated Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Heera and Parivar coriander seeds recalled

    Friday 1 March 2013

    P&B (Foods) Limited is recalling certain batch codes of Heera and Parivar brand coriander seeds with 'best before' dates up to and including August 2014, because of possible insect contamination. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Sangha Foods and Core Foods ready-meals withdrawn

    Monday 25 February 2013

    Castle Foods Company (London) Ltd is withdrawing a number of its own ready-to-eat foods, labelled as Sangha Foods or Core Foods, because they have been manufactured in premises that are not approved for meat products. The Agency has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.

  • Update on Loch Arthur Creamery cheese recall

    Wednesday 20 February 2013

    Further batches of Loch Arthur Creamery cheese are being recalled because of confirmation that they contain high levels of Listeria monocytogenes. The Food Standards Agency is issuing an updated Product Recall Information Notice.

  • KB Natural Foods Ltd recalls own-brand cashew nuts and almonds

    Tuesday 19 February 2013

    KB Natural Foods Ltd is recalling three batches of its own-brand pre-packaged cashew nuts and almonds, after the company's packing plant was served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice because of a rodent infestation. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Aldi recalls beef lasagne and spaghetti bolognese

    Saturday 9 February 2013

    Aldi Stores is recalling all batch codes of own brand Today's Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today's Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to finding horse meat in some samples. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Loch Arthur Creamery recalls cheese due to listeria

    Friday 8 February 2013

    Listeria monocytogenes, a food-poisoning bacteria, has been found in some batches of Loch Arthur Creamery cheese following sampling by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Loch Arthur Creamery is recalling all date codes up to and including to 11 February 2013 and the Food Standards Agency is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Findus UK recalls its own-brand beef lasagne

    Friday 8 February 2013

    Findus UK has recalled all packs of its Findus frozen beef lasagne because horse meat has been found in the product. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • The Co-operative recalls its own-brand Breaded Chicken Nuggets

    Monday 28 January 2013

    The Co-operative is recalling two batch codes of its own-brand Breaded Chicken Nuggets with a 'best before' date of October 2013, because plastic has been found in some of the packets. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Cakes, sweets and a range of bakery products recalled

    Monday 21 January 2013

    The Food Standards Agency is issuing a Food Alert for Action because Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess have re-branded and re-labelled cakes, biscuits, sweets, puddings and tarts in premises with unsatisfactory hygiene conditions.

  • Sainsbury's recalls own-brand Lemon Thyme due to salmonella

    Friday 18 January 2013

    Sainsbury’s is recalling its own-brand Lemon Thyme because salmonella has been detected in one pack during routine testing. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Bacon ribs and pig stomachs recalled

    Thursday 17 January 2013

    The Food Standards Agency is issuing a Food Alert for Action because Watson’s Wholesale Meats and Savouries Ltd have produced bacon ribs and cooked pig stomachs in unapproved premises under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions.

  • Second update on recall of Koon Yick Wah Kee tofu

    Thursday 10 January 2013

    The Food Standards Agency is issuing a second updated Food Alert for Action on the Koon Yick Wah Kee rose bean curd (tofu) and chilli bean curd (tofu) originating from China via The Netherlands, because of confirmation that further tofu from the same company has high levels of Bacillus cereus.