Eggs scandal

Fipronil in eggs: Eight cake mix products recalled

By Matt Atherton contact

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Eight cake mix products were recalled over fipronil contamination fears
Eight cake mix products were recalled over fipronil contamination fears

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed eight cake mix product recalls over fears that eggs used in their manufacturing have been contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, taking the total number of recalls to nearly 40 products.

Cake mixes containing the contaminated eggs were recalled on August 31. It remained unlikely that there was any risk to public health, the FSA said.

“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 limit,”​ an FSA statement said.

‘Investigations are ongoing’

“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.”

The latest products recalled included cake mixes from Bako, Domson and Cuisine de France. All of the products are used in the catering sector, the FSA said.

The FSA continued to probe the distribution of contaminated eggs from Dutch farms. Investigations were ongoing, and as a precaution, it would continue testing UK-laid eggs for any sign of fipronil.

The latest recalls came after the FSA issued fresh guidelines​ to guard against the risk of imported eggs contamination. Products will be removed from supermarket shelves if the final product contains more than 15% of the implicated eggs, the food safety watchdog added.

Compliancy with the EU

Food businesses must comply with the guideline, or show that any egg-based ingredients used were compliant with the EU’s maximum residue level for fipronil.

Since August 10, 39 products have been recalled in total. They included food-to-go products, liquid eggs and cake mixes. See the box below for a full list of recalled products, including the eight most recent ones.

Meanwhile, on August 23, consultancy firm Adjuno claimed the fipronil egg scandal could have been avoided​. It said companies needed to have full visibility of their supply chains, so that red flags were less likely to be missed.

Egg products recalled over fipronil contamination fears

  • Domsons – Carrot Cake Mix (12.5kg) – Best before 29/01/18
  • Domsons – Carrot Cake Mix (12.5kg) – Best before 29/04/18
  • General Purpose Cake Mix (12.5kg) – Best before 30/04/18
  • Bako – Sponge Mix (12.5kg) Lot no. 17140 – Best before 01/04/18
  • Bako – Sponge Mix (12.5kg) Lot no. 17170 – Best before 01/04/18
  • Bako – Toffee Cake Mix (12.5kg) Lot no. 17222 – Best before 29/04/18
  • Cuisine de France – Mix & Bake Crème Cake Muffin (12.5kg) – Best before 08/05/18
  • Madeira Cake Mix (12.5kg) – Best Before 26/04/18
  • Braeforge – Pensworth Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk cartons (1kg) – Use by 10/10/17
  • Braeforge – Pensworth Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk cartons (1kg) – Use by 04/10/17
  • Braeforge – Pensworth Cocovite Liquid Egg White cartons (1kg) – Use by 14/09/17
  • Braeforge – Pensworth Cocovite Liquid Egg White cartons (1kg) – Use by 09/10/17
  • Oliver Kay – Cocovite Pasteruised Liquid Egg Yolk (1lt) – Use by 10/10/17
  • Oliver Kay – Cocovite Pasteurised Whole Egg (1lt) – Use by 15/09/17
  • Henrysons Foods International – Cocovite Egg White – Best before 14/09/17
  • Henrysons Foods International – Cocovite Carton Whole Eggs (1kg) – Best before 15/09/17
  • Henrysons Foods International – Cocovite Egg Yolk (1kg) – Best before 15/09/17
  • Foodspeed – Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk cartons (2kg) – Use by 21/09/17
  • Foodspeed – Cocovite Liquid Whole Egg cartons (10kg) – Use by 04/10/17
  • Foodspeed – Cocovite 1kg Liquid Whole Egg cartons (1kg) – Use by 18/08/17
  • Foodspeed – Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk cartons (1kg) – Use by 10/10/17
  • Foodspeed – Cocovite 1kg Liquid Egg White cartons (1kg) – Use by 21/09/17
  • Foodspeed – Cocovite Liquid Egg White cartons (1kg) – Use by 21/09/17
  • Richard Wellocks & Sons – Cocovite Liquid Egg Yolk cartons (1kg) – Use by 06/10/17
  • SFD (GB) – Cocovite Egg Yolk Pasteurised (1kg) – Use by 15/09/17
  • Braehead Foods – Cocovite Egg Yolk Pasteurised (1kg) – Use by dates 09/10/17 – 10/10/17
  • Braehead Foods – Cocovite Egg White Pasteurised (1kg) – Use by dates 09/10/17 – 10/10/17
  • Braehead Foods – Cocovite Whole Liquid Egg carton (1kg) – Use by dates 09/10/17 – 10/10/17 Sainsbury Ham and Egg Salad – 240g – Use by August 9 – August 14
  • Sainsbury Potato and Egg Salad – 300g – Use by August 9 – August 14
  • Morrisons Potato and Egg Salad – 250g – Use by August 13
  • Morrisons Egg and Cress Sandwich – Sold in Morrisons Café only – Use by August 11
  • Waitrose Free Range Egg Mayonnaise – 240g – Use by August 13
  • Waitrose Free Range Reduced Fat Egg Mayonnaise – 170g – Use by August 14
  • Waitrose Free Range Egg and Bacon – 170g – Use by August 14
  • Waitrose Free Range Egg and Bacon – 170g – Use by August 16
  • Waitrose Free Range Egg Mayonnaise – 240g – Use by August 16
  • Asda Baby potato and free range snack pot – Use by August 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14
  • Asda Spinach and free range egg snack pot – Use by August 9, 10, 12, 12 and 13
  • Asda FTG Ham and Cheddar ploughman’s salad bowl – August 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13

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