Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.
Co-op recalls Bakery 4 Glazed Ring Doughnuts
Co-op is recalling Co-op In-store Bakery 4 Glazed Ring Doughnuts because the product contains milk and soya which are not mentioned on some of the labels as incorrect labels were applied to some products. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to soya.
Co-op has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell 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 and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
Customers who have purchased the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to soya, have been advised not to eat it and contact Co-op to organise a refund, or request a refund in-store if making an essential shopping trip.
Lidl GB recalls Baresa Pesto
Lidl GB is recalling Baresa Pesto alla Genovese (Green) and Baresa Red Pesto because they may contain peanuts, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.
Lidl GB has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. Lidl GB has issued point-of-sale notice to their customers. This notice explains to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.
Customers who have purchased the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to peanuts, have been advised not to eat it and contact Lidl GB to organise a refund, or request a refund in-store if making an essential shopping trip.
Further information regarding the above recalls can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.
UNFI recalls Wild Harvest Organic Basil
United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wild Harvest Organic Basil distributed out of UNFI’s Hopkins, MN distribution centre to select retailers in Minnesota, US. UNFI’s recall is issued out of an abundance of caution because of the potential for the impacted product to be contaminated by Cyclospora cayetanensis. No illnesses, including allergic reactions, involving this product have been reported to date.
This concern was identified following routine sampling. Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite that can cause an intestinal illness in people called cyclosporiasis. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the illness is usually not life threatening. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include: watery diarrhoea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue. Other symptoms that may occur but are less common include vomiting and low-grade fever.
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the above products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.
Ramar Foods recalls Mint Chocolate Chip With Hidden Spinach Ice Cream
Ramar Foods of Pittsburg, CA, is recalling its 14 ounce packages of Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach Ice Cream product out of an abundance of caution because of the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The ice cream product being recalled was available for purchase at select Target stores in FL, GA, SC, and NC. Only 33 containers of the ice cream product were purchased by consumers and the remaining containers have been removed from commerce
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The potential for contamination was discovered after internal routine testing by Ramar Foods revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some packages of the ice cream.
Consumers who purchased the Peekaboo branded Mint Chocolate Chip with Hidden Spinach with the should not consume the product and will be offered a full refund.
Further information regarding the above recalls can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.