This recall, issued by the FSA (Food Standard Agency – UK) is not the first registered this year and it seems that after the Sudan dyes scandal in 2003, the problem is (re)emerging.
Fovitor International Ltd is recalling its Dzomi Palm Oil (1 litre bottle) with a ‘best before’ end date of 31 October 2016 because it contains the illegal dye known as Sudan IV, which is potentially genotoxic and possibly carcinogenic. Sudan dyes are red dyes that are used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, petrol, and shoe and floor polishes.
Product: Dzomi Palm Oil (1 litre bottles)
‘Best before’ end: 31 October 2016
Picture of the product can be found via the following link.
No other Fovitor International Ltd or Dzomi products are known to be affected.
If you have bought the above product, do not consume it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.
Fovitor International Ltd is recalling the above product. The company has notified all of its customers that were distributed this product, via a point-of-sale notice. The notice, which can be found via the following link, alerts consumers to the recall and advises them what to do if they have bought the product.
(Source: FSA website)