Recall roundup: burgers, dog food, peri peri sauce and sandwiches
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.
Waitrose recalls Waitrose 2 Aberdeen Angus beef burgers with red wine & herbs
Waitrose is recalling Waitrose 2 Aberdeen Angus beef burgers with red wine & herbs because they contain wheat (gluten) which is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Waitrose has been advised to contact 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 customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
Customers who have bought the product and have an allergy or intolerance to gluten, have been advices not to consume it, and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.
Happy Hounds recalls frozen raw dog food products
Happy Hounds is recalling certain types of frozen raw dog food because salmonella has been found in the products.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk because of the presence of salmonella, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals.
Customers have been advised not to use the project and instead, return them to the store from where they were purchased for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food, it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.
Just Trading Scotland recalls U-KUVA i-AFRICA A Taste Of Africa triple gift set
Just Trading Scotland is recalling U-KUVA i-AFRICA A Taste Of Africa triple gift set on a precautionary basis, because Peri Peri Mombasa Chilli Sauce 125ml bottle caps and contents may project with force once the cap is loosened. This product is sold in store and online by Oxfam.
Consumers have been advised not to open the products and to return them for a full refund.
Further information about the above recalls can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.
Lipari Foods expands recall of Premo and Fresh Grab Sandwiches
Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall expansion of additional Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
This recall was brought to attention by JLM, who is expanding their recent recall to include additional sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this recall.
Lipari Foods began shipping this product on 3 January 2020.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase.
Further information can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.