Rubber and plastic contamination cause food recalls

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

Rubber and plastic contamination sparked recalls in the past week
Rubber and plastic contamination sparked recalls in the past week
Rubber and plastic contamination forced the recall of yogurt and chicken products over the past week, as a number of products were returned to stores for containing undeclared allergens.

Dunnes Stores recalled a number of its Simply Better yogurts as a precautionary measure, due to the possible presence of rubber pieces in the product.

The recall applied to 150g packs of the yogurt with use-by dates ranging from 12–17 May 2018. Variants of the yogurt recalled included Toffee, Senga Strawberry, Lemon and Lime and Raspberry and Pomegranate.

Dunnes apologised for any inconvenience caused to its customers and advised them to return the products to their nearest store to receive a full refund.

Plastic contamination

Plastic contamination was the cause of GB Poultry’s recall of its Breaded Chicken Escalopes with the use-by dates of 26 April 2018 and 27 April 2018.

Small pieces of blue plastic were found in some of the products, making them a threat to human health and potentially dangerous to eat.

Affected products had the batch code MFWH15IE and a pack size of 850g. Consumers were advised not to eat the product and return it to the stores where it was purchased to receive a full refund.   

A number of products have been recalled in the past week for containing allergens that were not mentioned on the packaging.

Possible health risk

BOL Foods has recalled BOL Caribbean Jerk Curry, because it contained milk and barley that were not mentioned on the label. The product posed a possible health risk to consumers with an allergy or intolerance to milk, milk constituents, barley or gluten.

The recall applied to 345g packs of the curry with a use-by date of 5 May 2018. Consumers were advised to return the product to a Tesco store to receive a full refund.

Milk was also the cause of the recall of Runwick Roastery’s Cupsmith Truly Magnificent White Hot Chocolate and Tesco’s Hearty Food Company Cottage Pie and Hearty Food Company Sausage and Mash.

Meanwhile, Scottish fish producer Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse recalled two products due to concerns over Clostridium botulinum.

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