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Recall roundup – why the chips are down and egg white’s off limits…

Posted: 28 September 2018 | | No comments yet

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of food recall, with undeclared allergens, bacteria and mislabelling all causing particular problems.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of food recall, with undeclared allergens, bacteria and mislabelling all causing particular problems.

In the US, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips because the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. Harris Teeter is recalling 1.5 quart pots of its Cookies & Cream Low Fat Frozen Yogurt due to undeclared peanut product. Meanwhile, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation is voluntarily recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 – 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli (E. coli). The recall was initiated after E.coli was detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the firm’s operations. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state. In Australia, Mahroum Sesame Halva – for sale at outlets including  delicatessens, independent grocery stores and bakeries – has been recalled due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely pistachio nut. And on the beverage front, Schweppes 1.1litre bottles of  lemonade, sold in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania are being recalled due to mislabelling –  an incorrect label (Schweppes Lemonade Zero Sugar) has been applied to the rear of the bottle, which does infact contain sugar. The front label is correct.

In the UK, Sainsbury’s has recalled a batch of all-butter croissant following a failure to state that they contained almond filling, and, following on from earlier problems, Dr Zak’s is recalling an additional batch of Barn Farmed Liquid Egg White because further testing has identified salmonella in another batch of the product. Dr Zak’s is also recalling further batches as a precautionary measure. Still on the subject of eggs, Dearne Valley Foods is recalling batches of McWurst Scotch Egg products because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in two separate batches.

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