Recall roundup: Undeclared allergens, foreign objects and pathogen concerns
Read our latest roundup of recalls impacting the UK and US, including several incidences of packaging errors, with allergens not being included on the label, along with numerous pathogen concerns.
This week several recalls have been recorded in the UK and US due to undeclared allergens, foreign objects and pathogen concerns. Here’s what you need to know…
In the UK, Co-op is recalling Co-op Irresistible Lemon Curd Yoghurt because it contains egg which is not stated on the label.
Customers who have bought the product and have an egg allergy have been advised to return the product to a Co-op store for a full refund. The company have also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.
Meanwhile, SPAR is recalling Spread Up Choco Duo Hazelnut as it contains almonds (nuts) that have not been mentioned on the packaging. The product is therefore unsafe for anyone with an allergy to almonds (nuts).
The packs under recall weight 400g and have a best before of September 2022, December 2022 and January 2023. The company has issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers and those with almond allergies have been advised to return the product to store for a full refund.
In the US, Van Law Food Products Inc., is recalling Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing because it contains undeclared soy and wheat. Customers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if consumed.
Investigation indicated that the problem was caused when the back label from another product was mistakenly placed on the aforementioned product .
Those who purchased the Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing with UPC code 99482-49027 in 12oz glass bottles with a best by date of 04/06/2023 should discard the product and seek a refund at the point of sale with receipt.
Ardo NV is recalling Ardo Fruitberry mix because hepatitis A has been found in the product, which makes this item unsafe to eat. Ten to 15 consumers in Hungary have become ill after eating the product, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Possible symptoms include:
Customers who have purchased the 1kg pack size with the lot number 58622130 and best before of November 24 have been asked to not eat the product and return it to store for a full refund.
Ardo is currently inducting an investigation into the matter and have sent a quality officer to the subcontractor in order to determine the root cause and find the necessary corrective and preventative measures.
Meanwhile in the US, Tai Phat Wholesalers, LLC have recalled “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” because of possible Salmonella contamination.
The product comes in four different types and sizes and are in a sealed clear plastic package. The affected products are as follows:
- Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Slices – Item #: 01051- Nam Meo Soi -S- 2.5 oz
- Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Slices – Item #: 01276- Nam Meo Soi -L- 10.5 oz
- Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item #: 01052- Nam Meo Nguyen -S- 2.5 oz
- Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item #: 01277- Nam Meo Nguyen -L- 10.5 oz
Those with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhoea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Sales of the product have been suspended while Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the company continue their investigation to determine the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the packages of “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-703-538-8000.
Possible object contamination
Elsewhere, US company D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling 44 oz Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies because they may contain metal.
The recall includes packages with a best before date of 21 February 2023, a jug lot number Y052722, case lot number Y052722, time stamp between 15:00 to 23:00, and UPC code 085239817698.
These products were distributed to nationwide Target stores, however, no other products are said to have been affected.
The recall was initiated when metal (wire) was found inside a portion of the cookies. Foodborne foreign objects that are hard, sharp and large are more likely to cause serious injury or dental damage.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to stop consuming the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. at 888-480-1988, Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm EST.