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Recall roundup: plant-based chicken, pork, salad, smoothies and more

Posted: 12 February 2020 | | No comments yet

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.

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Iceland recalls Takeaway No 26 Chinese Banquet

Iceland (UK) is recalling Takeaway No 26 Chinese Banquet because the spring rolls within the pack contain milk which is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Iceland has 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 customers. This notice explains 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 milk or milk constituents have been advised not to consume the product and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

THIS UK recalls three THIS Isn’t Chicken plant-based products

THIS UK is recalling retail packs of THIS Isn’t Chicken Plant-Based Sea-Salt & Black Pepper Pieces, THIS Isn’t Chicken Plant-Based Tikka Pieces, and THIS Isn’t Chicken Plant-Based Goujons with breadcrumbs due to incorrect date labelling. The products have been labelled with a ‘Use by’ date of 12 February 2022 instead of a ‘Use by’ date of 12 February 2020.

Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Consumers who have purchased the product have been advised not to consume the product and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

Han Dian recalls Taiwanese Authentic Braised Minced Pork

Han Dian UK Ltd is recalling Taiwanese Authentic Braised Minced Pork because it contains 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.

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Gluten is a protein found primarily in wheat, barley and rye. If a person has a gluten intolerance, this protein can cause digestive problems such as gassiness, abdominal pain or diarrhoea.

Han Dian UK Ltd 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. This notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product.

Consumers who have purchased the product and have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten have been advised not to consume the product and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

Further information regarding the above recalls can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Missa Bay LLC recalls salad product

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, New Jersey is recalling 1,154 cases of Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Spinach Dijon Salad due to a labelling error leading to the potential for undeclared egg and wheat allergens on a limited number of the salads.

The salads contain eggs and wheat, which, while visible through the packaging and identified on the top label, are not declared on the ingredient statement due to an incorrect bottom (ingredient) label on a limited number of the salads. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs and/or wheat could run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

The affected products were distributed through retail stores in 15 states including Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Consumers who have purchased the product with this specific lot code are asked to confirm they have a bowl with an incorrect bottom label and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Blendtopia Products, LLC recalls frozen smoothie products

Blendtopia Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling 29,078 cases of seven ounce frozen Blendtopia brand Superfood Smoothie Kits because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

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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.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The smoothie blends affected include: Blendtopia brand Glow, Detox, Energy, Immunity and Strength Superfood Smoothie Kits. The impacted product is labelled as ‘Best By July 2021, Best By Oct 2021, and Best By Nov 2021’. The products were distributed nationwide (US) and sold at select retailers and through online sales.

The company discovered the issue through its quality control processes. The issue is believed to be isolated to a supplied ingredient. The products are being voluntarily recalled as a precaution, with the health and safety of consumers as top priority. There have been no reports of sickness or illness to date associated with any consumption of products related to this recall.

“Food safety is our highest priority, and we are committed to assuring consumers can have full confidence in our products,” said Tiffany Taylor, Founder of Blendtopia.

Consumers who have affected products should not consume them and discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase.

Further information about the above recalls can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

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