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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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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  • 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    Booker has withdrawn Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder with a 'best before' end date of March 2017 and batch code LEP 048771 as a precautionary measure.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.

  • Sainsbury's pitted green olives recalled

    Friday 9 May 2014

    Sainsbury's is recalling jars of its 'by Sainsbury's' pitted green olives (350g), as a precautionary measure, because a limited number of jars may contain small pieces of glass. The FSA is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Plum Baby Foods recalls Plum Bread & Butter Pudding

    Friday 9 May 2014

    Plum Baby Foods is recalling pouches of its Plum Bread & Butter Pudding with a 'best before' date of 15 January 2015. This is because of the product being under-processed, which may cause food spoilage as well as make it possibly unsafe to eat.

  • The Engine Shed recalls Organic Tofu

    Tuesday 29 April 2014

    The Engine Shed has recalled packs of its vacuum-packed Organic Tofu that were produced with inadequate controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. This is a food bug that may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. A recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

  • Sainsbury's recalls its SO Organic Sultanas

    Thursday 17 April 2014

    Sainsbury’s is recalling all date codes of its SO Organic Sultanas on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found during routine testing. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Munchy Seeds Honey Seeds recalled

    Wednesday 9 April 2014

    Lawncourt Harvest Ltd has recalled tubs of Munchy Seeds Honey Seeds with a 'best before' date of 19 September 2014 and 24 September 2014 because the product may contain small stones and pieces of glass. The FSA has issued a Product Information Recall Notice.

  • Morrisons Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers recalled

    Tuesday 11 March 2014

    Morrisons is recalling its Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers, because some of the packs may contain undercooked prawns. If you have bought one of these products, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Sainsbury's recalls its Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding

    Tuesday 25 February 2014

    Sainsbury's has recalled its 'by Sainsbury's' Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, because the product may contain small pieces of metal. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Loch Arthur Creamery Criffel unpasteurised cheese recalled

    Wednesday 5 February 2014

    Loch Arthur Creamery has recalled batches of its Criffel unpasteurised cheese, because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product. Listeria monocytogenes 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.

  • Possible choking hazard: jelly mini-cup sweets

    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    New Choice brand Mini Fruity Gels have been found on sale during the routine inspection of a Vietnamese supermarket in the London area. Jelly mini-cup sweets are a possible choking hazard and are banned from sale in the UK. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action to local authorities. If you have bought one of these products, do not eat it.