Faulty drive belt identified as cause of Addo recall

By James Ridler contact

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Addo identified a faulty faulty drive belt as the cause of its mass recall
Addo identified a faulty faulty drive belt as the cause of its mass recall
Addo Food Group has identified a faulty drive belt as the cause of a recall more than 50 of its chilled pastry products.

Investigations found that a fault drive belt “through abnormal wear” caused the pastry to become contaminated, after routine procedures identified part processed pastry contained metal, an Addo Food Group spokesman told Food Manufacture​.

“Some of the metal may have been too small to be picked up by metal detectors,” ​the spokesman said. However, no finished products have been found to contain metal.

“We have not received any consumer complaints, but as a precaution, the company is recalling the products listed in the alert.”

‘Too small for metal detectors’

The recall applied to 59 products supplied as own-label for retailers Aldi, Nisa and Tesco and products produced under the Walls and Millers Brands. The affected retailers also conducted their own recalls.

Included in the recall were Two-packs of Minced Steak & Onion Slices sold by Aldi, Nisa Heritage Beef Pasties, Millers Chicken Tikka Slices and Tesco Chicken & Gravy Shortcrust Pies. A full list can be found below.

Consumers that have bought the affected products were advised not to eat them and instead return them the store they were purchased from to receive a full refund.

Meanwhile, soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr has recalled a number of its bottled drinks, because a fault in the packaging process could cause the caps on these drinks to pop off unexpectedly and cause injury.

Food Safety Conference

Preventing product recalls will be one of the subjects covered at Food Manufacture’s​ Food Safety Conference, held at Etc.venues, Maple House, Birmingham, on Thursday 21 June.

Richard Montgomery, director at Systems Integration will show how food and drink firms can make informed, effective operational decisions that will minimise the risk of product recall.

To find out more and book a place, please email​ or call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593. Alternatively, click here​ for further details.

‘Huge cost to Addo’

Commenting on the Addo recall, Hilary Ross, head of retail, food and hospitality at law firm DWF said: “Addo Group’s mass recall of more than 50 products is a manufacturer’s worst nightmare – and will no doubt result in huge costs, both financial and reputational.

​The Group will be looking at a six-figure sum for recall, which are likely to involve advertising costs as well as point of sale information. The cost to the brand’s reputation could be equally high if this incident results in the loss of accounts with major retailers.

The costs could be mitigated if Addo Group is insured, said Ross, but manufacturers often did not have this type of insurance and even if they do, the nuances of the policies could make it very difficult to claim.

Addo Group is a leading manufacturer in the UK market, with many sites and a turnover of over £1bn, ​To satisfy its retail customers, it must explain how the damage to machinery occurred and what it is doing to ensure that this kind of incident never happens again.

​Unless Addo Group can provide these reassurances quickly, there’s a real risk that its major customers will start sourcing elsewhere – and it will be difficult for the Group to regain these accounts.”

Addo Food Group recalls

Aldi 2pk Minced Steak & Onion Slice

Pack size

2x150g

Use by

4th,5th,6th,7th,8th June 2018

Aldi 2pk Chicken & Mushroom Slice

Pack size

2x150g

Use by

4th,5th,6th,7th,8th June 2018

Eastman’s Deli (Tesco) Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

8th June 2018

Nisa Heritage Beef Pasty

Pack size

150g

Use by

8th June 2018

Nisa Heritage Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

11th June 2018

Nisa Heritage 2pk Cheese & Onion Rolls

Pack size

2x60g

Use by

7th & 10th June 2018

Nisa Heritage Jumbo Sausage Rolls

Pack size

150g

Use by

7th, 9th & 11th 2018

Nisa Heritage Minced Beef & Onion Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

10th June 2018

Nisa Heritage 2pk Sausage Rolls

Pack size

2x60g

Use by

10th June 2018

Nisa Heritage Steak Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

10th June 2018

Millers Mince beef & Onion slice

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Millers Chicken Tikka Slice

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Aldi 6pk Pork Sausage Rolls

Pack size

360g

Use by

4th,5th,6th,7th,8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th June 2018

Millers Cheese & Bacon Slice

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Millers Cheese & Onion Slice

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Millers Chicken & Mushroom slice

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Tesco Chicken & Bacon Puff Pastry Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

7th & 11th June

Tesco Chicken & Bacon Puff Pastry Pie

Pack size

500g

Use by

4th, 7th, 9th & 11th June 2018

Tesco Chicken & Gravy Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

7th & 9th June 2018

Tesco Chicken & Gravy Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

500g

Use by

5th, 6th,7th,8th, 11th & 12th June 2018

Tesco Chicken & Mushroom Puff Pastry Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

6th, 11th &12th June 2018

Tesco Steak & Ale Puff Pastry Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th & 12th June 2018

Tesco Steak & Ale Puff Pastry Pie

Pack size

500g

Use by

4th, 5th,7th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th June 2018

Aldi 10pk Snack Pork Sausage Rolls

Pack size

300g

Use by

5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th June 2018

Tesco Steak Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th & 10th June 2018

Tesco Steak Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

500g

Use by

4th, 6th, 7th & 10th June 2018

Tesco Minced Steak & Onion Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

8th & 11th June 2018

Tesco Minced Steak & Onion Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

500g

Use by

4th, 6th, 7th, 9th & 10th June 2018

Tesco Steak & Kidney Shortcrust Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

6th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th June 2018

Tesco Slow Cooked Steak Puff Pastry Pie

Pack size

500g

Use by

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th & 10th June 2018

Tesco Sweet Potato and Goats Cheese Puff Pastry Lattice Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

6th & 9th June 2018

Tesco Product: Tesco Steak and Onion Lattice Bar

Pack size

500g

Use by

5th, 7th & 8th June 2018

Tesco Product: Tesco Three bean & Vegetable Chilli Pie

Pack size

200g

Use by

11th & 12th June 2018

Tesco Product: Tesco 2 Pulled Pork Slices

Pack size

300g

Use by

4th, 6th & 9th June 2018

Aldi 10pk Snack Lincolnshire Sausage Rolls

Pack size

300g

Use by

5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th June 2018

Walls Pasty

Pack size

240g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Pasty

Pack size

140g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Chicken & Bacon Slice

Pack size

180g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Peppered Steak Slice

Pack size

180g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Chicken Tikka Slice

Pack size

180g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Chicken & Mushroom Slice

Pack size

180g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Hickory pulled pork

Pack size

180g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Ham & Cheese slice

Pack size

180g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June

Walls 4pk Steak slice

Pack size

210g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls 2pk Sausage & Bean Slice

Pack size

210g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Aldi 6pk Cheese & Onion Rolls

Pack size

360g

Use by

4th, 5th,7th,8th, 9th June 2018

Walls 2pk Chicken & Bacon Slice

Pack size

210g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls 2pk Chicken Tikka Slice

Pack size

210g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Jumbo Sausage Roll

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June

Walls Breakfast Roll

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Cheese & Onion Roll

Pack size

130g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Cocktail Sausage rolls 20g

Pack size

200g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Chip shop pie Chicken & Mushroom

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls Chip shop Pie Steak

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Walls 4pk Sausage Roll

Pack size

240g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th June 2018

Eastman’s Deli (Tesco) Chicken & Mushroom Slice

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 9th &12th June 2018

Eastman’s Deli (Tesco) Steak & Kidney Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

6th, 7th, 8th, 10th 11th &12th June 2018

Eastman’s Deli (Tesco) Minced Beef & Onion Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

8th, 11th June 2018

Eastman’s Deli (Tesco) Steak Pie

Pack size

150g

Use by

7th, 9th & 10th June 2018

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