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Recall Roundup: Salmonella and foreign objects

Posted: 24 November 2023 | | No comments yet

In the latest instalment of Recall Roundup we highlight food recalls that have occurred in the UK and US including chocolate being recalled due to the presence of plastic.

Recall roundup:

Pathogens

In the US, CF Dallas, LLC is recalling 12 varieties of its fresh-cut products made from whole cantaloupe due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

This recall has been updated following a previously announced product recall initiated by Sofia Produce, LLC, also known under the business name Trufresh.

Though all CF Dallas fresh-cut fruit products associated with the recalled whole cantaloupe have expired, consumers that have purchased the items may have frozen them and have been urged not to consume the products. Instead they should dispose of them immediately or return the items to their local store of purchase for a full refund.

Recall Roundup: Salmonella and undeclared allergens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged that several illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the whole cantaloupe recalled by Sofia Produce, LLC. However, CF Dallas has said that, as of November 22, no illnesses reported related to the fresh-cut products recall.

The products in question were distributed to select retail stores in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana. They were packaged in clear square or round plastic containers, marked with a lot code and “best by” date on the label.

To access the full list of recalled products, including their lot codes and expiration dates click this link.

Foreign objects

Meanwhile in the UK, Lidl GB is recalling its Fin Carré White Chocolate as it may contain pieces of plastic.

The recalled product comes in a pack size of 100g and has the best before date 16 October 2024.

As well as recalling the above product, Lidl GB is displaying point of sale notices in all retail stores that are selling this product.

For consumers that have purchased the product, advice states that they should not eat it. Instead, they can return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.