Wrong pH levels and gluten spark recalls

By Alice Foster contact

- Last updated on GMT

Firms have been forced to recall yogurt and flour products
Firms have been forced to recall yogurt and flour products

Related tags: Wheat

Yogurts with the wrong pH levels and flour containing undeclared gluten were among the food safety recalls over the past week.

Family business Marshwood Farm, based in Berkshire, has been forced to recall batches of Fresco yogurt due to “unsatisfactory”​ pH levels.

“Marshwood Farm is recalling the yogurt on a precautionary measure due to pH records,”​ the firm said in a recall notice published last week. See the full list of recalls in the box below. 

Flour recall over gluten

The recall came after Worsbrough Mill withdrew organic flour which was stone ground by its 17th century water powdered mill in South Yorkshire.

Some affected packs of flour, bran, semolina and bread mix failed to mention the presence of wheat and barley, which contain gluten, on the packaging.

Other products, including porridge oats, were also recalled because misleading allergen information was presented on their ingredients lists.

‘Alerting customers’ over labels

“Worsbrough Mill is alerting customers that labels for some of their flours fail to clearly declare that they contain certain cereals containing gluten which could affect customers with an allergy or intolerance to cereals containing gluten,”​ the company’s recall notice said.

Worsbrough Mill recalled its stoneground organic products containing wheat in the following sizes:

  • White and wholemeal flour and soda bread mix (1.5kg, 3kg, 6kg, 20kg)
  • Bran (500g, 3kg, 6kg, 12kg)
  • Semolina (1kg, 3kg, 20kg)
  • Spelt flour (1.5kg)

It also recalled 1.5kg packs of malted flour containing barley and the following stoneground organic products to misleading allergen information: 

  • Wholemeal flour, soda bread mix, spelt flour, white rye flour, jumbo oats, quick porridge oats (1.5kg)
  • Bran (500g)
  • Semolina (1kg)

Marshwood Farm’s Fresco yogurt recalls

Fat-free yogurt

  • 400g: best before December 2 or 3 2015  
  • 5kg: best before December 2 2015
  • 10kg: best before November 25, December 3 or 8 2015

Bio yogurt

  • 1kg and 10kg: best before November 25 

Punjabi Bio Yogurt

  • 1kg: best before November 25

Greek Yogurt

  • 1kg: best before December 1 

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