Insect infestation sparks rice recall

By James Ridler contact

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Aytac was forced to recall rice after a possible infestation of insects
Aytac was forced to recall rice after a possible infestation of insects
A possible insect infestation has sparked the recall of packs of rice from London-based food supplier Aytac Foods.

The products were found to have been possibly infested by weevils, a type of beetle.

The recall applied to 900g packs of the firm’s Aycan risotto rice and Aycan brown rice, with the best-before dates of 23 November 2018 and 30 August 2018 respectively. The affected products had the batch codes of L-6347 L4 and L-6235 AL4.

An alert on the Food Standards Agency’s website advised consumers not to eat the products and instead to return them to the store where they were bought to receive a full refund.

Labelling errors

The past week also saw a number of food products recalled for labelling errors.

The Spice Tailor recalled The Spice Tailor Fiery Goan Curry because it contained a mustard ingredient that was not mentioned on the label. This meant the product was a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

Products affected by the recall had the best-before dates up to and including 30 September 2019, with a 300g pack size.

Discount retailer Lidl was forced to recall two varieties of butter baguettes from its Irish stores, because they contained allergens that were not mentioned in English on the label.

Possible health risk

The products contained gluten and milk and might have contained mustard, sesame and soya, making them a possible health risk to consumers with an allergy or intolerance to these ingredients.

Lidl recalled both 350g packs of garlic and herb baguettes in the Grafschafter brand and applied to all best-before dates and batch codes.

Meanwhile, last month, plastic contamination and labelling errors have sparked recalls from food wholesaler Booker and Co Yo.

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