Table salt containing plastic leads recall round-up

By William Dodds

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Dri Pak table salt was recalled due to concerns about it containing plastic. Credit: Getty / Olga Yastremska
Dri Pak table salt was recalled due to concerns about it containing plastic. Credit: Getty / Olga Yastremska

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Table salt that contains plastic, jelly cups with a potential choking hazard and doughnuts possessing undeclared peanuts have all been recalled since the start of August.

Food Manufacture rounds up the food and drink product recalls that have been reported this month.

Dri Pak table salt pulled due to plastic

Manufacturer Dri Pak has recalled its table salt sold in Home Bargains due to concerns about it containing plastic.

Products weighing 750g with batch code 3205 or 3206 were potentially contaminated, with the presence of plastic making the salt unsafe for consumption.

Point of sale notices are being displayed in Home Bargains stores carrying the table salt explaining why the product has been recalled.

The notice advises customers to check if they have purchased a recalled item, after which they can return it to the store or email Dri Pak for a full refund.

Jelly cups present possible choking hazard

Oriental Foods Distributor has pulled two jelly products because they pose a risk of choking.

The jelly cups contain Konjac flour and Carrageenan gelling agents, additives that are banned from use in jelly due to them being a potential choking hazard. This is because of the “consistency, solubility, shape, size and manner of consumption of the food​”, according to the Food Standards Agency.

The ‘New Choice Taro flavour mini fruity gels’ and ‘New Choice Tropical Flavour mini fruity gels’ were both recalled, with each sold in a 1kg jar.

Products with all batch codes and best before dates contain the unauthorised additives and have therefore been withdrawn. Customers have been advised to return the products to the store they purchased them from for a refund.

Doughnuts recalled over undeclared nuts

Krispy Kreme has issued warnings about its ‘White Chocolate & Raspberry Summer 4-pack’ of doughnuts, as the packaging does not state that they contain peanuts.

Some packs had been filled with two Reese’s doughnuts that feature peanuts, meaning that the product poses a risk for anyone that is allergic.

The packs each contain four doughnuts and have a best before date of 6 August 2023.

The doughnut manufacturer has sent out point of sale notices to stores that stock the packs and has advised customers to contact the relevant allergy support organisations for further information.

Chocomel labelling error leads to recall

Chocomel bottles on sale at Home Bargains have been recalled by Interstoq due to the label not communicating the fact that the product contains milk in English.

As a result, the product is considered a risk to anyone that consumes it with a milk allergy or intolerance.

The pack size of the recalled items is 300ml, while the product has a best before date of either 7 November 2023 or 29 November 2023.

Customers that have purchased a Chocomel bottle with a matching best before date can contact Interstoq for a refund or return it to Home Bargains.

Findlater’s Fine Food recalls pate

‘Findlater’s Roast Smoked Salmon Pate’ sold in Waitrose has been recalled as the packaging does not stipulate that it contains mustard, making it a threat to people with a mustard allergy.

The 115g packs stocked in Waitrose are the only items impacted, with point of sale notices distributed to the relevant stores.

A full refund will be granted to customers who return the product to any Waitrose & Partners location.

In other news, the UK changed the inspection requirements for meat products imported from Brazil​.

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