Food Safety Scotland


Allergen Alerts Continue Daily

Waitrose recalls Lovelife Peanuts & Raisins due to undeclared almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, and walnuts
Island Delight is recalling its Vegetable Short Crust Pattie as due to a manufacturing error, some packets may contain its Salt Fish Short Crust Pattie and will have incorrect allergen information on the packaging.

TRS Wholesale Co. Ltd recalls Bambino Quickeat Poha because of incorrect declaration of peanut.
TRS is recalling Bambino Quickeat Poha 110g because it contains peanut which is not correctly emphasised within the ingredients list. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.
Mackays Ltd is recalling two condiments containing sulphur dioxide not mentioned on the label
Mackays Ltd is recalling two condiment products that contain sulphur dioxide which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Dorset Cereals recalling muesli range from Fulton Foods after incorrect allergens information
Dorset Cereals (a trading name of ABF Grain Products Limited) is recalling some of its Dorset Cereal muesli products sold at Fultons Foods because the allergens information is not emphasised correctly in the ingredients list.

Top Retailers Allergen Alerts

Allergen  Alerts From Top Retailers

Daily Allergen Alerts

It seems there is hardly a day goes by that one of the UK’s major retailers or food manufacturers has a product recall or alert for mislabeling of food under the newEU Food Information for Consumers Regulation, launched on 13 December 2014.  See more. So what chance do small restaurants and busineeses have when purchasing their ingredients from their local Cash and Carrys or Wholesalers . It strikes me that the food industry as a whole has a lot of work to catch up with clear and concise labelling.

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Hairy Bikers Condiment Selection Withdrawn

Safety issue due to a labelling error

Kimm & Miller Ltd has recalled packs of Hairy Bikers Tasty Trio Condiment Selection with a ‘best before’ end of March 2016 because the product contains barley, eggs, milk, mustard and sulphites. These allergens are not mentioned correctly on the bottles, making the product a possible health risk for anyone with a relevant allergy, intolerance or sensitivity. This product has only been sold by BOOTS.

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Chicken and Chorizo Paella Withdrawn

Chicken and Chorizo Paella Withdrawn

The Food Standards Agency report that the Co-operative has withdrawn packs of its Loved by Us Chicken and Chorizo Paella that contain wheat and prawns. These ingredients are not mentioned on the product label, which mean that the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an intolerance to gluten (wheat) and/or an allergy to prawns.

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Restaurants & Takeaways Fail on Allergy Information

Food Allergy Information Failure how to display allergy information

Every year, 5000 people with food allergies need hospital treatment for severe allergic reactions and 10 die from food-related anaphylaxis
Since December 2014, takeaways have had to join other types of food business in providing accurate information on the allergens in their food, but many are still failing to do so.
The 14 allergens are: cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide/sulphites, lupin, molluscs.

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Sausage Allergy Alert

Sausages Withdrawn Allergy Alertfood safety blog

This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to wheat and/or celery.

Product details
The withdrawn F.L. Edge & Son Ltd brand products are:
• Plain Sausage
• Chipolata Sausage
• The Harling Pork Sausage (this product contains celery)
• Sage & Onion Sausage
‘Best before’ end: all products with date codes of 16 September 2015 up to and including 23 September 2015

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