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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues information about product withdrawals and recalls to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

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  • Munchy Seeds Honey Seeds recalled

    Wednesday 9 April 2014

    Lawncourt Harvest Ltd has recalled tubs of Munchy Seeds Honey Seeds with a 'best before' date of 19 September 2014 and 24 September 2014 because the product may contain small stones and pieces of glass. The FSA has issued a Product Information Recall Notice.

  • Morrisons Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers recalled

    Tuesday 11 March 2014

    Morrisons is recalling its Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers, because some of the packs may contain undercooked prawns. If you have bought one of these products, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Sainsbury's recalls its Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding

    Tuesday 25 February 2014

    Sainsbury's has recalled its 'by Sainsbury's' Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, because the product may contain small pieces of metal. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

  • Loch Arthur Creamery Criffel unpasteurised cheese recalled

    Wednesday 5 February 2014

    Loch Arthur Creamery has recalled batches of its Criffel unpasteurised cheese, because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product. Listeria monocytogenes can cause illness in certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, and anyone with reduced immunity, particularly the over-60s.

  • Possible choking hazard: jelly mini-cup sweets

    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    New Choice brand Mini Fruity Gels have been found on sale during the routine inspection of a Vietnamese supermarket in the London area. Jelly mini-cup sweets are a possible choking hazard and are banned from sale in the UK. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action to local authorities. If you have bought one of these products, do not eat it.

  • Turkey butterflies produced in an unapproved establishment update

    Monday 23 December 2013

    The FSA is issuing an updated Food Alert for Action concerning turkey butterflies processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd, because ongoing investigations have found that eighteen tonnes of the product have been supplied to independent butchers and catering outlets throughout South and Mid Wales, South West and South Central England. If you have bought the product, do not eat it.

  • Turkey butterflies from an unapproved premises

    Saturday 21 December 2013

    The FSA is making local authorities aware that turkey butterflies processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd, Newport, South Wales have been processed in an unapproved establishment. If you have bought the product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action, explaining the actions local authorities need to take.

  • Chen Ji brand Fish Balls produced in unapproved establishment

    Wednesday 18 December 2013

    The FSA is making local authorities aware that fish balls labelled with 'Chen Ji Foods Co. Ltd' on the product packaging, appear to have been manufactured in an unapproved establishment. If you have bought the product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action, explaining the actions local authorities need to take.

  • Cocaine found in bottle of Caribbean soft drink

    Thursday 12 December 2013

    The Food Standards Agency is warning the public about a soft drink that has been found to contain high levels of cocaine. The product has been linked to the death of one person in Southampton and is the subject of an ongoing investigation by Hampshire Constabulary.

  • Smoked fish processed in unapproved establishment

    Thursday 5 December 2013

    The FSA is making local authorities aware that smoked mackerel, catfish, barracuda and tilapia have been processed in an unapproved establishment, trading as Lloyds & Sons. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Food Alert for Action, explaining the actions local authorities need to take.