Australia – FSANZ recalls – Undeclared allergens and Salmonella in cheese

IKEA Pty Ltd has recalled PASTAÄLGAR and PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN (Elk-shaped pasta products, in white and wholemeal) from IKEA stores in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy). Consumers who have a soy allergy or intolerance should not consume these products and may have a reaction if they are consumed. They can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Date notified to FSANZ: 1/10/2014

Food type: Pasta. Elk-shaped pasta products, in white and wholemeal

Product name:

  • PASTAÄLGAR
  • PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN (wholemeal)

Package description and size: Plastic packaging, 500g

Date marking: all best before dates

Country of origin: Germany

Reason for recall: the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy)

Distribution: IKEA stores in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA

Consumer advice: consumers who have a soy allergy or intolerance should not consume these products and may have a reaction if they are consumed. They can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact

IKEA Pty Ltd

NSW: (02) 8020 6641, VIC: (03) 8523 2154, QLD: (07) 3380 6800, WA: (08) 9201 4532, SA: (08) 8154 4532.

www.ikea.com.au

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Fresh Fodder Pty Ltd has recalled their Blue Cheese & Pistachio dip from independent outlets such as IGA supermarkets, fruit shops and delicatessens in the ACT, NSW and VIC. The recall is due to Salmonella contamination. Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Date notified to FSANZ: 30/09/2014

Food type: Chilled dip, dairy based.

Product name: Blue Cheese & Pistachio dip

Package description and size: Round container, 200g

Date marking: Best Before 11.11.14

Country of origin: Australia

Reason for recall: Salmonella contamination

Distribution: Independent outlets such as IGA supermarkets, fruit shops and delicatessens in  the ACT, NSW and VIC

Consumer advice: food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact

Fresh Fodder Pty Ltd

0263625815

www.freshfodder.com.au

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Woolworths Ltd has recalled a variety of Macro Natural and Macro Organic nut spreads (Almond Spread, Cashew Spread and Peanut Butter) from Woolworths and Thomas Dux stores nationally due to the presence of undeclared allergens. Peanut allergens are present in the Almond Spread and Cashew Spread; tree nut allergens are present in the Peanut Butter products. Consumers who have a peanut or tree nut allergy or intolerance should not consume these products and may have a reaction if these products are consumed. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Date notified to FSANZ: 30/09/2014

Food type: Nut spreads

Product name:

• Macro Natural Almond Spread 250g

• Macro Natural Cashew Spread 250g

• Macro Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy 375g

• Macro Organic Peanut Butter Smooth 375g

• Macro Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy 800g

• Macro Organic Peanut Butter Smooth 800g

Package description and size;

• A clear glass jar with a metal cap (250g and 375g products)

• Plastic tub with lid (800g products)

Date marking: All best before dates currently in the marketplace

Country of origin: Australia

Reason for recall: The presence of undeclared allergens. Peanut allergens are present in the Almond Spread and Cashew Spread; tree nut allergens are present in the Peanut Butter products.

Distribution: Woolworths Supermarkets and Thomas Dux stores nationally

Consumer advice: consumers who have a peanut or tree nut allergy or intolerance should not consume these products and may have a reaction if these products are consumed. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact

Woolworths Ltd

1800 103 515

(Source: FSANZ Website)

USA – M&M’s Theater Box recalled for undeclared peanut butter

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall On Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-627-7852

Media:
1-973-691-3536

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2014 – Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

417DH4JP09 417EM4JP10 417FM4JP09 418AG4JP10 418BG4JP10 418CG4JP10 418DM4JP09 418EG4JP10 419AM4JP09
417EG4JP09 417FG4JP09 417FM4JP10 418AM4JP09 418BM4JP10 418CM4JP10 418DM4JP10 418EM4JP09 419AM4JP10
417EG4JP10 417FG4JP10 418AG4JP09 418AM4JP10 418CG4JP09 418DG4JP10 418EG4JP09 418EM4JP10 419BM4JP10

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.

People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product.  No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.

These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in:  NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN .   These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.

The M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box  stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves.  In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.  Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number:   1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

(Source: FDA Website)