The food products recalled in the past two weeks and why

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 12:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 8:35 am

While it's always beneficial to know what's in your food, there may be some products which have been taken off of the supermarket shelves since you bought them.

Although millions of food products are produced for supermarkets every year and most are free from issues, there are a select few foodstuffs which run into problems and are subject to a recall.

The below are food items withdrawn from sale by shops in the past two weeks, as issued by Food.gov.uk. Some products were recalled because they contained undeclared sulphites, high levels of metal and the product carrageenan, which can cause choking when used in jelly confectionery products

While it's always beneficial to know what's in your food, there may be some products which have been taken off of the supermarket shelves since you bought them (Photo: Shutterstock)

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    Naturya recalls Organic Chlorella Powder due to undeclared sulphites

    Naturya are recalling a batch of Organic Chlorella Powder because the product contains sulphites which are not mentioned on the label.

    Product details:

    Pack size- 200g

    Batch code- 606071

    Best before date: 31 March 2019

    Risk

    Due to his product containing sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, this makes it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above product and have a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, do not consume it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

    Supernutrients recalls Organic Chlorella Powder due to undeclared sulphites

    Supernutrients are recalling a batch of Organic Chlorella Powder because the product contains sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to individuals with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

    Product details:

    Pack size: 5kg

    Batch code: O-CH-DF-160330

    Best before date: 31 March 2019

    No other Supernutrients products are known to be affected.

    Risk

    This product contains sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above product and have a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, do not consume it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

    Tees Ltd recalls Sweetworld Yummys Jelly Cones because of a choking hazard

    Tees Ltd is recalling Sweetworld Yummy Jelly Cones because the products contain carrageenan which is not permitted as an ingredient in jelly confectionery products as it presents a choking hazard.

    Product details:

    Sweetworld Yummys Jelly Cones (Bag)

    Pack size: 400g

    Best before: All dates

    Risk

    Choking hazard- the product contains Carrageenan which can present a choking hazard.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought.

    Lidl Ireland recalls Filled Potato Croquettes as milk is not declared in English

    Lidl Ireland is recalling two varieties of Harvest Basket Filled Potato Croquettes because they contain milk, which is not written in English in the ingredients list. The products were sold in Lidl stores in Northern Ireland.

    Product details:

    Harvest Basket Filled Potato Croquettes '“ Spinach & Mozzarella

    Pack size: 600g

    Best before date: All dates

    Harvest Basket Filled Potato Croquettes '“ Cream Cheese & Herbs

    Pack size: 600g

    Best before date: All dates

    No other Lidl Ireland products are known to be affected.

    Risk

    Milk. These products contain milk making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

    Yorkshire Game 17 recalls Wild Venison Burgers because of incorrect allergen labelling

    Yorkshire Game 17 Ltd is recalling Wild Venison Burgers because they contain soya, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, and wheat (gluten), which are not emphasised correctly on the label.

    Product details:

    Pack size: 227g

    Batch code: 12318

    Use by: 13 May 2018

    No other Yorkshire Game 17 products are known to be affected.

    Risk

    This product contains soya, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, and wheat (gluten) making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, an allergy to soya, or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, an allergy to soya, or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites to soya, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, or wheat (gluten), do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

    Fabricake Sugarcraft Limited recalls Rolkem's Special Rose Gold and Super Gold due to high levels of metal

    Fabricake Sugarcraft Limited is recalling Rolkem Special Rose Gold and Rolkem Super Gold which are food colours used to decorate food items (such as cakes) due to high concentration of copper.

    Product details:

    Rolkem Special Rose Gold

    Product code: All batches

    Pack size: All sizes

    Batch code: All batches

    Best before: All dates

    Rolkem Super Gold

    Product code: All batches

    Pack size: All sizes

    Batch code: All batches

    Best before: All dates

    No other Fabricake Sugarcraft Limited products are known to be affected.

    Risk

    Due to the high concentration of copper, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain are possible short-term effects from consumption of food items decorated with this product.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

    Remeo Gelato recalls Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato because of undeclared nuts

    Remeo Gelato is recalling a batch of its Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato due to a packing error. The product may contain Pistachio ice-cream in error which contains pistachio that is not mentioned on the label.

    Product details:

    Pack size: 500ml

    Batch code: LO18M22

    Best before: 22 October 2019

    Risk

    This product contains nuts making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

    Mary Berry's Salad Dressing recalled due to undeclared egg

    Mary Berry's is recalling Mary Berry's Salad Dressing because it contains egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

    Product details:

    Pack size: 235ml

    Batch code: 7631

    Best before: June 2019

    No other Mary Berry's products are known to be affected.

    Risk

    This product contains egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

    Advice to consumers

    If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to egg do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a replacement or refund.

    For more information visit: food.gov.uk