Recall roundup: infant milk, salmon, breakfast burritos and mini egg bites
Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.
Hipp UK recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk
Hipp UK is recalling Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack, 6x90ml because some packs do not mention the presence of fish oil on the outer box, due to a packaging error. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish.
Hipp UK Ltd has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. Hipp UK Ltd has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
Consumers who have purchased the above product and are concerned that their child has an allergy to fish, have been advised not to consume the product.
Further information can be found on the Food Standard’s Agency (FSA) website.
CATSMO LLC. recalls Cold Smoked Salmon
CATSMO LLC. Of Wallkill, New York is recalling Cold Smoked Salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled product was distributed in 11 states through retail stores and direct delivery as follows: NY, CT, NJ, MN, NC, FL, VA, MA, IL, PA and Washington D.C.
The product comes in a vacuum-sealed plastic package in whole fillets, specialty cuts, four oz., eight oz., or one lb. sizes and are either plain or flavoured.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.
The potential for contamination is a result of a routine US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) environmental sampling and analysis. Out of an abundance of caution the company has decided to conduct an extensive corrective action plan and verification programme so production can resume as soon as possible.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Further information can be found on the FDA website.
Ruiz Food Products, Inc. recalls frozen sausage breakfast burrito products
Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Florence, South Carolina establishment, is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage and cheese that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The frozen, NRTE breakfast burrito products were produced on 15 October 2019, and the problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS of three consumer complaints involving pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic found in the product.
There have been no confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Further information can be found on the FSIS website.
Sainsbury’s recalls 18 Mini Egg Bites
Sainsbury’s (UK) is recalling by Sainsbury’s 18 Mini Egg Bites because they reportedly contain egg and mustard which are not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg, and/or an allergy to mustard. The product also contains pork which is not mentioned in the ingredient list.
Sainsbury’s has reportedly contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its stores. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
Consumers who have purchased the product and have an allergy or intolerance to egg, and/or an allergy to mustard, have been advised not to consume the product, and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased.
Further information can be found on the FSA website.