Recall Roundup: Listeria monocytogenes and allergen labelling
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Posted: 10 March 2023 | Grace Galler | No comments yet
This week’s recall roundup looks at recalls in the US and UK including an Easter Egg Hunt Bag with various allergens not declared in English on the label.
In the US, Lidl has recalled its ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The product is sold in 7oz containers and has a UPC of 4056489411499, however all product codes currently on the market are subject to recall. The product was distributed to all Lidl US store locations. These include: Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Lidl US has said that this recall was issued as a result of routine testing which subsequently revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product while the investigation continues.
The supermarket has claimed that it has received no reports or complaints of illness related to this product to date.
Customers who have purchased the product have been advised not to eat it and should immediately return it to their nearest Lidl store for a full refund.
Meanwhile, in the UK, the Card Factory is recalling its Happy Easter Egg Hunt bag because it contains milk, peanuts, and soya which are not listed in English on the label. The product labelling also states that it may contain cereals containing gluten, egg, and other nuts
The Easter Egg Hunt Bag is sold in a pack size of 198g and has a best before date of January 2024.
Due to unclear labelling, the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts, peanuts and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to cereals containing gluten, egg and/or milk or milk constituents.
The Card Factory is now recalling the product and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations that will inform 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.
Customers that how bought the product and have an allergy to nuts, peanuts and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to cereals containing gluten, egg and/or milk or milk constituents, have been advised not to eat it. Instead they can return it to a Card Factory store for a full refund.
Elsewhere in the UK, JK Foods is recalling its Tiger Tiger Taste Japan Mirin because it contains soya that is not mentioned on the label. Sold in a 150ml pack, the product recall concerns all date codes.
Taking action, JK Foods has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations which will inform their members about the recall. Additionally, the company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.
Customers with an allergy to soya have been advised not to eat the product. Instead they can return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.
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