C & K Meats recalls sausages due to undeclared sulphur dioxide

By Aidan Fortune

- Last updated on GMT

C & K Meats has recalled produce due to undeclared sulphur dioxide
C & K Meats has recalled produce due to undeclared sulphur dioxide
Suffolk-based meat processor C & K Meats has had to recall products from its range due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Its Country Style Pork Sausages and Sage & Red Onion Pork Sausages, with barcodes 5055979800033 and 5055979800026 and use-by dates of 18, 21 or 23 March, 2018 have been recalled by the business due to the presence of allergen sulphur dioxide that was not declared on the product ingredients.

The Food Standards Agency advised customers with these products to not consume the product and should return it to their retailer for a full refund.

‘No other issue’

The processor assured customers that “there is no other issue with the products and no other C & K Meats products are affected”​.

Sulphur dioxide has been the reason behind recalls past for brands like Selwyns Seaweed and EDA Quality Foods​. Sulphur dioxide (E220) and other sulphites (E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227 and E228) are used as preservatives in a wide range of foods, especially soft drinks, sausages, burgers, and dried fruits and vegetables.

Food labelling rules require pre-packed food sold in the UK, and the rest of the EU, to show clearly on the label if it contains sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above 10mg per kg or per litre.

Labelling errors also caused several recalls last month, with Co Yo withdrawing its dairy-free coconut milk due to the undeclared presence of dairy milk​.

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