Food recall round-up

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

Asda, Linda McCartney and Cérélia all announced recalls last week
Asda, Linda McCartney and Cérélia all announced recalls last week

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Listeria, mispackaged items and incorrect date codes sparked recalls from food firms in the past week, covered in this round-up.

Listeria sparks pancake recall 

Bakery firm Cérélia has been forced to recall packs of its Dutch Pancakes, after it was discovered some products might contain Listeria monocytogenes. 

The recall applied to two types of Abra-ca-Debora Dutch Pancakes: 375g packs of 6 Original Dutch Pancakes with the batch codes 1000050799 and 1000050800 and best before dates 30 August 2022 and 1 September 2022; and 375g packs of Sweet Dutch Pancakes with the batch codes 1000050803 and 1000050804 and the best before dates 30 August 2022 and 2 September 2022. 

Symptoms caused by Listeria can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. 

Consumers were advised to return the affected products to the store they were purchased from to receive a full refund.  

Lasagne sauce recall  

Asda has recalled 480g jars of white Lasagne Sauce due to a possible microbiological contamination risk as a precautionary measure. The retailer attributed this risk to a production fault in which the wrong date code was printed on the sauce’s packaging. 

The recall affected products with the date code BB 03/02/2024, but only from stores in the North West of England, North Midlands and North Wales. 

Consumers who had purchased the product were advised not to consume it and instead bring it back to their nearest stores where they would be given a full refund without the need for a receipt. 

Vegetarian burgers packaging error 

A packaging error forced the recall of vegetarian products from Linda McCartney. 

Linda McCartney has recalled Linda McCartney 2 Vegetarian 1/4lb burgers because the product contained milk which was not mentioned on the label. This meant the product was a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. 

This was because a small number of cartons had been packed with Linda MacCartney Mozzarella Burgers by mistake.  

The recall applied to 227g packs of the burgers with the batch codes 20922, 21022 and 21122. All affected products have the best before date of January 2024. No other date codes or Linda McCartney products were affected by the recall. 

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