Asda recalls burgers after plastic contamination

By Michael Stones contact

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Plastic contamination sparked the recall of Asda vegetarian burgers
Plastic contamination sparked the recall of Asda vegetarian burgers

Related tags: Food safety, Supermarket, Listeria monocytogenes

Burgers contaminated with plastic, salmon products infected with listeria and mislabelled soup sparked three food recalls last week by Asda, OT (Smoked Salmon) and Waitrose.

The supermarket chain recalled its Asda 4 Vegetarian Vegetable Burgers, on fears that the product  may contain pieces of hard green plastic.

The recall affected vegetable burgers with a ‘best before’ date of April 6 2017, due to a possible risk to health. The products affected had a pack size of 454g and a bar code of 505478108284.

No other Asda products were affected by the recall.

Listeria contamination

Meanwhile, listeria contamination prompted the recall of various smoked salmon products by OT (Smoked Salmon) Ltd.

The fish processor issued the recall after discovering high levels of Listeria monocytogenes​ in various smoked salmon products. Read details of the recalled products in the box below.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said in a statement: “Although the use by date on some of the products has expired, this product is suitable for home freezing, and therefore may have been frozen.”

According to the FSA: “Symptoms caused by Listeria monocytogenes vary, ranging from mild flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea to more serious infections, such as meningitis and other potentially life-threatening complications.”

Vulnerable groups include: the elderly, pregnant women, unborn and newborn infants and people with weakened immune systems.

Waitrose Duchy Organic

Another food product recalled last week was Waitrose Duchy Organic Spiced Carrot and Parsnip Soup, due to a label mistake.

The FSA said: “A small number of packs have been incorrectly filled with Waitrose Duchy Organic Chicken and Spelt Broth, and therefore contains gluten and celery which are not mentioned on the label.

“This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to wheat (gluten) or celery.”

The recall affected products with a pack size of 600g and a ‘use by’ date of July 1 2016.

No other Waitrose products were known to be affected.

The latest recalls followed notices issued for the recall of a listeria ­infected cheese​ and coriander potentially infected with salmonella.

Salmon recalls prompted by listeria contamination

Scotch Smoked Salmon

  • Pack size 200g, ‘use by’ dates  June 1 2016 and June 26 2016
  • Pack size 100g, ‘use by’ dates June 1 2016 and June 26 2016
  • Pack size 454g, ‘use by’ date  June 1 2016
  • Pack size 227g, ‘use by’ date June 1 2016
  • Pack size 115g, ‘use by’ date June 1 2016

Pre/Sliced Scotch Smoked Salmon

  • Pack size not specified, ‘use by’ dates June 1 2016 and June 26 2016

Smoked Salmon Pieces

  • Pack size, not specified, ‘use use by’ dates June 1 2016 and June 26 2016

Sides Scotch Smoked Salmon

  • Pack size not specified, ‘use by’ date June 1 2016

D/Cut Scotch Smoked Salmon

  • Pack size not specified, ‘use by’ date June 1 2016

Trimmed sides Scotch Smoked Salmon

  • Pack size not specified, ‘use by’ dates June 1 2016 and June 26 2016

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