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Egg scandal forces recall of another 26 products

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By James Ridler+

11-Sep-2017
Last updated on 11-Sep-2017 at 12:29 GMT2017-09-11T12:29:44Z

The Food Standards Agency has added 26 more products to its list of food items recalled due to fipronil contamination
The Food Standards Agency has added 26 more products to its list of food items recalled due to fipronil contamination

A further 26 food products have been recalled because of the fipronil-contaminated imported egg scandal, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), bringing the total number of products withdrawn from sale because of the insecticide to 65.

The products, including cake mixes and liquid egg products, were removed from sale yesterday (September 7), after it emerged contaminated eggs accounted for more than 15% of their ingredients. The FSA introduced guidelines to guard against the risk of imported eggs contamination.

Food firms must follow these guidelines, or prove that eggs in their products are compliant with the EU maximum residue level for fipronil.

Must follow this guideline

Included in the latest round of recalls were cake mixes from AB Mauri and liquid egg products supplied by Foodspeed, Allan Reeder and Delifresh. See box below for a list of the products recalled this week.

Investigations into the distribution of contaminated eggs from Dutch farms are being carried out by the FSA. UK-laid eggs continue to be tested for the presence of fipronil as a precaution, but results so far have been clear.

“The FSA continues to work with the European Commission and we are being updated on investigations by other member states as further information comes to light,” the organisation said.

‘Not authorised for use’

“It remains very unlikely that there is any risk to public health, but as fipronil is not authorised for use in food producing animals, we continue to track down implicated food products and ensure that they are removed from sale where they breach the 15% limit.”

At the end of last month, the FSA added eight cake mixes to its list of products recalled over fipronil contamination. A full list of products recalled can be found here.

The FSA added: “There is no need to change how you buy or consume eggs. Investigations are ongoing, and we will continue to publish updates on a regular basis.”

Meanwhile, beverage manufacturer Macb has recalled all flavours of its bottled still water, after mould spoiled the drinks.

 

Latest products recalled after fipronil contamination

Products

Pack size

Use by/ best before date

Foodspeed Cocovite Liquid Egg White cartons, Lot 291

1kg

09/10/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg White, Lot 262

1kg

19/09/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg White, Lot 275

1kg

29/09/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg White, Lot 284

1kg

05/10/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg White, Lot 293

1kg

11/10/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Whole Egg, Lot 255

1kg

15/09/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Whole Egg, Lot 274

1kg

28/09/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 283

1kg

04/10/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 285

1kg

06/10/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 292

1kg

10/10/2017

Allan Reeder Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 293

1kg

11/10/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Whole Egg, Lot 245

1kg

08/09/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Whole Egg, Lot 255

1kg

15/09/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Egg White, Lot 264

1kg

21/09/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Egg White, Lot 275

1kg

29/09/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 262

1kg

19/09/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 283

1kg

04/10/2017

Delifresh Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk, Lot 292

1kg

10/10/2017

AB Mauri Bako Sponge Mix MB*, Lot 12948

12.5kg

30/12/2017

AB Mauri Bako Madeira Cake Mix MB, Lot 12960

12.5kg

30/12/2017

AB Mauri Bako Madeira Cake Mix MB, Lot 13634

12.5kg

15/01/2018

AB Mauri Unifood Sponge Mix SALP* Free, Lot 13638

12.5kg

14/02/2018

AB Mauri Chocolate Sponge Mix 57158- 013-01PN, Lot 13875

12.5kg

17/11/2017

AB Mauri Madeira Cake Mix 57165-013- 00AM, Lot 12962

12.5kg

29/01/2018

Classic Cuisine Pistachio Olive Oil Cake, Batch 7201

3x74 cases

Jul-18

Bako North West Eipro Pasteurised Liquid Barn Yolk, Batch 6198-0

12x1kg

18/09/2017

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