Recalls: Norovirus, Clostridium botulinum and Salmonella
We start the gallery with Parmalat recalling yoghurt pouches in Australia due to a packaging malfunction which could pose a choking hazard.
Salmonella detected in white chocolate prompted action by Kaufland in Czech Republic and the same pathogen led to action by Paas Food Industries in Belgium.
Kesko Corporation recalled frozen chicken nuggets in Finland due to Salmonella concerns and Swiss authorities warned of ‘Tomme de Montagne’ cheese made in France that tested positive for the pathogen.
Arla Foods made a recall in Denmark after finding yeast growth in a product and Suntory withdrew Ribena from Malaysia and Singapore due to potential spoilage caused by a faulty bottling machine allowing air to enter some bottles.
Various raspberry mousse cakes were removed from the market in Canada as part of an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.
Concerns about contol of Clostridium botulinum prompted Cornish Charcuterie to take action in the UK with the firm saying an equipment malfunction was the cause of the problem.
Two confectionery products from Ukraine were found to contain non-declared genetically modified soy, according to Lithuanian authorities.
Lidl Ireland recalled some ready meals as the ingredient list was not in English – posing an allergy risk. Quorn also took action in the Netherlands as peanuts was incorrectly translated into Dutch as nuts posing a risk to those with an allergy/intolerance to peanuts.
Peter’s Food Service recalled pasty products of their own brand as well as that of Lidl and Asda due to a risk of glass contamination.
Alvesta Glass recalled ice cream in Sweden due to undeclared egg and peanut allergen risk in muesli prompted action by Seven Sundays in US.
Finally, high benzo(a)pyrene levels led to a recall of linseed oil in Austria.