Recall Roundup: Foreign objects and pathogens

Posted: 2 June 2023 | | No comments yet

In this instalment of Recall Roundup we look at food recalls in the UK and US including Lidl chocolate containing pieces of plastic.

Recall roundup:


In the US, Cricket Creek Farm is recalling 165 units of Sophelise cheese and 149 pounds of Tobasi cheese as the products are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Sophelise and Tobasi cheeses were distributed in Massachusetts and New York through Wild Oats, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Provisions Williamstown, Williamstown, Massachusetts; McEnroe Organic Farm Market, Millerton, New York; New Lebanon Farmers Market; New Lebanon, New York, to restaurants and farmers markets.

The product code to look out for with the Sophelise cheese is 087055. The company has described the product as being a washed, pasteurised milk cheese with a soft rind and pinkish hue; measuring four inches in diameter and is roughly one inch tall. It is sold in semi-transparent packaging with a round blue label. The product was distributed between March 29 2023 and May 26 2023.

Meanwhile the Tobasi has a product label of 315, 341, 048 and has been described as a washed raw-milk cheese with an orange rind and creamy interior. The company has said that when it sells the product it is wrapped in clear packaging with a grey and orange label. However, when it is sold in retail stores it is available in small rectangular cuts. When sold for wholesale, the cheese is a square format roughly 8”x8” and 1.25 inches tall. These affected batches were distributed between March 26 2023, to May 26 2023.

The company has said that one hospitalisation has occurred to date.

Customers that have purchased the recalled products have been advised not to consume or distribute them. They have been urged to return any remaining product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Foreign objects

Meanwhile, in the UK, Lidl GB is recalling its Fin Carré Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts because it may contain pieces of plastic.

“We can’t change the chocolate industry on our own”

The affected product comes in a pack size of 100g and has the lot number L3083A112. The best before date to look out for is 19 December 2023.

As well as recalling the product, Lidl GB is issuing point of sale notices in retail stores to explain to consumers what they should do if they have bought the product.

Advice states that consumers should not eat the product. Instead it can be returned to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Undeclared allergens

In the UK, Asda is recalling OMV! Mac ‘N’ No Cheese as the product contains milk that is not declared on the label.

The product comes in a pack size of 400g. The following use by dates are affected by the recall: 1 June 2023, 2 June 2023 and 3 June 2023.

Customers that have purchased the recalled product and have an allergy to milk or milk constituents have been advised not to eat it. Instead it can be returned to the store of purchase for a full refund.

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