Food recalls forced by metal contamination and allergens

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

High levels of copper and packaging errors caused recalls over the past week
High levels of copper and packaging errors caused recalls over the past week
High levels of metal and undeclared allergens were the cause of food recalls over the past week, including products from celebrity baker Mary Berry.

Baking ingredients manufacturer Fabricake Sugarcraft was forced to recall two of its food colours, due to a high concentration of metal in the products.

All sizes, batches and best-before dates for the company’s Rolkem Special Rose Gold and Rolkem Super Gold food colours were included on the recall.

The high concentration of the metal meant consumption of these products could cause nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain.

Consumers who bought the products were advised not to consume them and instead return them to the store they were bought from to receive a full refund.

Undeclared allergens

Undeclared allergens were the cause of Yorkshire Game 17’s recall of its Wild Venison Burgers, because they contained soya, sulphur dioxide and/ or sulphites and wheat not correctly mentioned on the label.

The product, which was sold in Asda stores, posed a possible health risk to consumers with allergies or intolerances to the above allergens.

Yorkshire Game 17 recalled 227g packs of the burgers with the batch code 12318 and a use-by date of 13 May 2018. Consumers should return the product to the store it was bought from to receive a full refund.

Gelato from frozen dessert company Remeo Gelato was also recalled for containing ingredients that weren’t properly displayed on the product’s packaging.

A packing error for the company’s Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato meant the product mistakenly contained the manufacturer’s pistachio ice cream. The product contains pistachio, which was not mentioned on the label, making it a possible health risk to consumers with nut allergies.

Possible health risk

The recall applied to 500ml packs of the gelato with the batch code LO18M22 and the best-before date of 22 October 2019.

Meanwhile, salad dressing produced under license from celebrity baker and Great British Bake Off host Mary Berry has been recalled for containing undeclared allergens.

The dressing contained egg, which was not mentioned on the packaging, making it a possible health risks to consumers with an allergy or intolerance to the ingredient.

Affected products had the batch code 7361 and a best-before date of June 2019. The salad dressing was available in 235ml bottles.

A full refund will be provided to consumers who return the product to the store was purchased from.

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