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May 21st 2018

Homeopathic teething products are being recalled

There’s a recall underway of homeopathic teething products that the company says were manufactured “with a lack of adequate controls.” MBI Distributing is recalling homeopathic teething drops, cough syrup, throat spray, and other products that were distributed to consumers, health care providers, and stores. The company says it hasn’t received any reports of problems linked to the products — but there’s concern that products made without proper controls might vary in strength and quality, which can pose a risk to infants and children in particular.

Dec 11th 2017

One of the world's largest baby -milk makers has been forced to recall millions of products over fears they are contaminated with salmonella.

French company Lactalis ordered the global recall after it was warned by health authorities that at least 26 infants had become sick since December 1.

Company spokesman Michel Nalet said “nearly 7,000 tonnes” of product may have been contaminated and could not confirm how much remained on the market.

The company said a possible source of the outbreak has been identified in a tower used to dry out the milk at a production site.

A statement from the French economy ministry said the measures put in place by Lactalis since December 2 were “not sufficient to manage the risk of contamination” and a recall was the only option.

The symptoms of salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and fever.

The illness, which is caused by intestinal bacteria from farm animals, is extremely dangerous for the very young and elderly because it can cause dehydration.

The French babies affected have all recovered and no causes have yet been reported abroad, Mr Nalet said.

Lactalis employs 75,000 people in 85 countries, with a turnover of 17 billion euros (£15 billion.)

The recall includes products for export, including to China, Taiwan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Romania, Serbia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Colombia and Peru.

Dec 5th 2017

The Kroger Company has recalled Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added 1 GAL (3.78 L) with sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018, after receiving complaints about mold in the product. Testing by Kroger has identified the mold as Talaromyces penicillium. The water is sold in clear containers, but the mold may not be visible with the naked eye.
The FDA is issuing this consumer alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product, which is intended for infants.
The products were distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Kroger Company has instructed its stores to remove the recalled product

April 15th 2017

Nestle has recalled a batch of its KitKat Bites and warned people with nut or peanut allergies to be "especially vigilant" after incorrectly packaging the chocolates.

The confectioner said it is recalling bags of KitKat Original Milk Chocolate Bites as they may have been incorrectly packed with peanut butter chocolates.

A company spokesman said: "Although these packs are clearly labelled with 'may contain peanuts and nuts' there is a risk to anyone with a nut or peanut allergy who may consume their contents without realising.

"Although these products are otherwise safe to consume we are making this recall as a precaution.

"This does not affect any other KitKat products."

Nestle said the product affected is the 104g KitKat Bites pouch bag, with the line code 12311184 and batch code 70720457V2.

People who have bought the chocolates are advised not to eat them but return them to Nestle, with a full refund.

Anyone concerned about the issue should contact Nestle on 0800 604 604.

PRODUCT RECALL August 1st 2016

Major supermarket own-brand yoghurts are amongst 23 being recalled over fears they contain rubber.

Health fears sparked the recall of ASDA, the Co-op, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose products, manufactured by Yeo Valley.

Own brand yoghurts as well as Collective Dairy packs are affected by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) notice.

The FSA said the products "may contain small pieces of rubber".

Officials added: "If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them. Instead, follow the advice on the point-of-sale notices."

It comes just days after IKEA was forced to urgently recall a number of its chocolate bars after they were found to contain nuts.

The retailer called on customers with nut allergies not to eat any of the chocolate bars affected and instead to bring them back to a branch of the shopping giant

See a full list of the yoghurts affected by the recall below


Product: Asda Extra Special Scottish Raspberry West Country Yogurt Brand : Asda Extra Special Use by: 4 August 2016, 15 August 2016 Pack size : 150gProduct: Asda Fat Free Red Cherry Yogurt Brand : Asda Pack size : 450g Use by dates: 13 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 17 August 2016

Product: Asda Fat Free Red Cherry Yogurt (4 pack) Brand : Asda Pack size : 4 x 125g Use by dates: 13 August 2016

Product : Asda Low Fat Coconut Yogurt Brand : Asda 'Use by' dates: 3 August 2016, 7 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Asda Low Fat Lemon 4 pack Yogurt Brand: Asda 'Use by' dates : 5 August 2016, 12 August 2016 Pack size :4 x 125g

Product: Asda Low Fat Lemon Yogurt 450g Brand : Asda Use by dates: 11 August 2016, 15 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Asda Low Fat Mango & Passion fruit Yoghurt Brand : Asda Use by dates : 30 July 2016, 3 August 2016, 6 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand : Collective Dairy Use by dates: 6 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 13 August 2016, 15 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 20 August 2016 Pack size : 150g

Product : Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand : Collective Dairy Use by date: 9 August 2016, 11 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 21 August 2016 Pack size: 450g


Product : Co-op Rise & Shine Greek Style Yogurt and Raspberry Brand : Co-op 'Use by' dates : All Use By dates up to and including 4 August 2016 Pack-size : 160g

Product: Co-Op Strawberry and Raspberry Low fat Yogurts (4 x 100g) Brand : Co-op Low Fat 'Use by' dates: All Use By dates up to and including 15 August 2016 Pack size : 4 x 100g

Product: Co-op Truly Irresistible Limited Edition Mango, Brazilian Orange and Coconut Yogurt (150g) Brand : Co-op Truly Irresistible 'Use by' dates: All Use by dates up to and including 8 August 2016 Pack size: 150g


Product: Sainsbury's Basics Fruit Selection Yogurts (2x strawberry 2x peach) Brand : Sainsbury's Basics 'Use by' dates: 30 JUL through to 18 AUG Pack size : 4 x 125g

Product: Sainsbury’s Basics Strawberry Yogurt Brand : Sainsbury’s basics Use by : 30 JUL through to 17 AUG Pack size : 125g


Product : Tesco Finest Strawberries & Cream Yoghurt Brand : Tesco Finest '‘Use by' dates : 30 July 2016, 4 August 2016, 7 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 16 August 2016 Pack size : 150g

Product: Tesco Low Fat Coconut Yoghurt 450g Product : Tesco 'Use by' date : 8 August 2016

Product: Tesco Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt Brand : Tesco 'Use by' dates: 5 August 2016, 10 August 2016, 11 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 18 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand : Collective Dairy 'Use by' dates: 6 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 13 August 2016, 15 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 20 August 2016 Pack size : 150g


Product : 125g Deliciously fruity raspberry low fat yogurt Pack Size: 125g 'Use by' dates : 30 JUL through to 15 AUG

Product: Fragrant, creamy Scottish raspberry yogurt Pack Size: 150g 'Use by' dates: 30 JUL through to 15 AUG

Product: Multipack Deliciously fruity low fat yogurt 2 strawberry, 2 raspberry Pack Size : 4x 125g 'Use by' dates : 30 JUL through to 15 AUG

Product : The Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt Brand : The Collective Dairy Pack Size: 450g 'Use by' dates : 6 August 2016 through to 21 August 2016

Product: The Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand: The Collective Dairy Pack size: 150g 'Use by' dates : 6 August 2016 through to 21 August 2016

Medical warning food item withdrawn


China's food safety watchdog has asked three milk producers in central Shaanxi province to recall substandard infant formula milk powder and urged local authorities to punish the firms severely if they have broken the law.

China Food and Drug Administration said on its website on Tuesday that excessive nitrate was found in five batches of milk powder products made by Shaanxi Guanshan Dairy and tested earlier this year.

Higher than standard levels of selenium were found in another two batches of milk powder produced by Xi'an Guanshan Dairy and Shengtang Industry. All the products were made from goat's milk.

The watchdog said nitrate itself was harmless but could become toxic if it encountered particular kinds of bacteria, and that food safety regulators had yet to approve selenium as a nutrient suitable to be used in infant milk formula.

Almost weekly we have news of a food item on the supermarket shelves that is unsafe to use.

Usually because it contains something that shouldn’t win sometimes because it has been sabotaged, because of the speed with which production lines operate in the food factories and the vast quantities of prepared and prepackaged food that we consume, despite batch production if a fault is discovered it can involve many thousands of items.

If you take the trouble to check the items that you buy in your supermarket. Look where the product came from, you will see that the most common items are sourced from all over the world, so the markets are constantly looking for the best suppliers and the best by supermarket standards is usually the cheapest, unfortunately production standards are not the universal and overseas production standards are not always up to scratch

It is only because we have an efficient food sampling system that these disasters are brought to light, the authorities are continually sampling the food on our supermarket shelves, the other danger comes from people that deliberately sabotage the quality of the products by tampering with the packaging, they do this by stealing one or more packages off the shelves, doing their dirty work in private and then surreptitiously replacing the packages, the reasons why they do this can be that they have a grudge against the company or they are just suffering from a mental abnormality.


The recent example of contaminated baby milk products sourced from a foreign country and distributed in vast quantities throughout the civilized world is a typical example of how thorough our food sampling is and how easy it is for these items to get to the consumer. this milk product intended for consumption by babies was on the shelf for some months and was consumed in vast quantities by children in many countries, fortunately the contamination was not fatal and to my knowledge no reports of any sickness have been filed


Fortunately with modern communication systems these dangerous situations can be monitored easily and warnings issued by local government, civil defense, police, local radio and television.

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