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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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