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Recall roundup: Coca-Cola, vegetable samosas and enoki mushrooms

Posted: 15 April 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.

Recall roundup:

Coca-Cola European Partners issue precautionary advice for PET bottles

Coca-Cola European Partners is issuing precautionary advice for opening Coca-Cola Original Taste 1.5 litre PET bottles because the bottles may have damaged neck rings which means that the bottle might have a sharp rim edge which could present a safety risk on opening.

As a precaution, consumers have been advised to examine the bottle neck ring carefully before opening. If consumers see damage to the bottle neck ring, they should open the bottle with care and ensure that their hand is placed on the cap and above the bottle neck when opening the bottle.

Product safety notices will be displayed in retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers what precaution they should take when opening the product.

Shana Foods recalls Mixed Vegetable Samosas

Shana Foods Ltd is recalling Mixed Vegetable Samosas because they contain 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. This recall only affects one batch which was supplied to Morrisons stores only.

Shana Foods 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. 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 bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, have been advised not to eat it and instead arrange a refund. If customers are making an essential trip to the store from where it was bought, they can return the item in-store for a full refund.

Co-op recalls Sliced Pepperoni

Co-op is recalling Co-op Sliced Pepperoni because E. coli O157 has been found in the product.

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E. coli can cause diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and haemolytic uremic syndrome.

Symptoms caused by this organism include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal.

Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. 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 bought the above product have been advised not to eat it and instead arrange a refund. If customers are making an essential trip to the store from where it was bought, they can return the item in-store for a full refund.

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

H&C Food Inc., Guan’s Mushroom Co and Sun Hong Foods, Inc. recall Enoki Mushroom

H&C Food Inc.

H&C Food Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling 7.05OZ (200G) Enoki mushrooms imported from Green Co. located in Korea, 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 recall was the result of FDA evidence of potential contamination of Enoki Mushrooms from Green Co. Ltd. H&C Food Inc. has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 7.05OZ (200G) Enoki mushrooms imported from Green Co. located in Korea are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Guan’s Mushroom Co

Listeria mushrooms

Listeria infection can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05 ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products were distributed from CA, NY, PA in retail stores through produce distributors or wholesalers. The distribution of the product has been suspended.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by State of California revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 200g package of Enoki.

Consumers who have purchased 200g packages of Enoki are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

There are currently no illnesses related to the above two recalls of Enoki Mushrooms.

Sun Hong Foods, Inc

Sun Hong Foods, Inc, Montebello, CA is recalling All Cases Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) Net Wt 7.05/200g because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria

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Enoki mushrooms are white, with long stems and small caps, usually sold in clusters.

monocytogenes. Product was distributed (CA, TX, OR, WA, TX, IL, FL).

Stores that maybe carry the brand: (Asian Supermarket), J&L Supermarket, Jusgo Supermarket, ZTao Market, New Sang Supermraket, Galleria Market.

Sun Hong Foods became aware of this issue after notification by FDA that samples of the product tested by the State of Michigan were found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

There are currently ill persons who may have consumed the product and they are under investigation. There have also been reports of deaths related to earlier recalls. 

Consumers who have purchased Sun Hong Foods, Inc Enoki Mushrooms are urged not to eat and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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

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