Recall roundup: Salmonella and Listeria alerts raised
This week’s recall roundup includes two alerts around Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella , as well as a couple of foreign object recalls in Germany.
In the UK, Helen Browning’s is recalling its Organic Corned Beef due to concerns that that the product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product has a weight of 150g and a use by date of 8 July 2021 and 18 July 2021. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers that the symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Pregnant women, babies less than one month old, those over the age of 65, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. The FSA is advising consumers who have purchased the product not to eat it, but instead return it to the store it was bought from for a full refund.
Also in the UK, Natural Instinct has recalled several dog food products because Salmonella has been found within them. There are several products that have been affected by the recall – the full list, including product codes, is available here. The FSA has warned consumers that while humans may experience fever, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps, infected animals may not necessarily experience symptoms.
There have been two recalls in Germany relating to foreign objects. The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety has informed consumers that Henderson and Sons Cheese Dip and Feurich Salsa Dip Cheese are being recalled as they may be contaminated with glass pieces. The recalls have affected multiple German states – for the full list visit the BVL’s website. Consumers are advised to return the product to the store it was purchased from for a full refund, with no receipt necessary.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has informed consumers that Dufflet brand Plant-Based Chocolate Cake has been recalled due to undeclared egg. Products with a UPC of 624122007008 are affected, with the CFIA confirming that the affected products were distributed nationally across Canada. For more information visit the CFIA’s website.