News: Northern Ireland

FSA Board meeting now available online

17 March 2017
Wednesday's open Board meeting is now available as a video-on-demand. The meeting was chaired by Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock.

Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 15 March 2017

15 March 2017
At its open meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussed further steps in designing a new modern regulatory system for food, the increasing public health issues from allergens in food, and proposals for research on adult food allergy.

Tesco recalls Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein due to undeclared allergens

14 March 2017
Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry and therefore contains egg, milk, mustard and sesame, which are not mentioned on the label.This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg and/or milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to mustard or sesame.

Seasalt Cornwall recalls two varieties of chocolate bars because of undeclared egg* (updated 14 March)

14 March 2017
Seasalt Cornwall is recalling its Eton Mess White Chocolate and Lemon Meringue Chocolate bars because they contain undeclared egg which is not on the labels. This means these products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. *This alert has been updated on 14 March with the company’s recall notice and to clarify the egg-only allergy and best-before dates.

Lindt & Sprungli recalls two Easter chocolate eggs products due to undeclared barley

14 March 2017
Lindt & Sprungli Ltd is recalling two batches of Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg and Lindor Strawberries & Cream Shell Egg because they contain barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to barley. The products do not pose a risk to consumers with coeliac disease.

Zipvit Ltd recalls its ZV Whey Protein 80 because of undeclared milk

3 March 2017
Zipvit Ltd is recalling ZV Whey Protein 80 because it contains milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The product was mainly sold via the company’s websites www.zipvitsport.co.uk and www.zipvit.co.uk but also in their factory shop.

Pets at Home recalls four dry cat food products due to low levels of thiamine

27 February 2017
Pets at Home is recalling four lines of its AVA dry cat food products because there are lower levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) present than specified in the recipe. Your cat should not eat affected product batches. The FSA is issuing this product recall notice because we are responsible for animal feed regulations and enforcement of pet food labelling through local authorities in England and Wales.

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