Foreign contaminants top list in food recall roundup

Plastic, metal and glass contamination all forced food and drink firms to remove their products from shelves, as well as the presence of Salmonella amid the continuing Europe-wide outbreak of salmonella enteriditis​ cases.


Plastic contamination forces meatball recall

Retailer The Co-op has been forced to recall packs of 12 British Beef Meatballs, after it was discovered some of the products were contaminated with pieces of plastic.

The recall applied to 350g packs of the product with a use by date of 5 March 2021. The possible presence of plastic made the product unsafe to eat.

The Co-op removed the product from store shelves and point of sales notices were displayed in are retail stores. Consumers who have bought the product were advised to return it to their nearest Co-op store for a refund.


Carrot Cake found to contain glass

Carrot cake recalled by the Co-op

The Co-op also recalled packs of its Irresistible Carrot Cake due to their potential contamination by foreign objects.

Cakes with the best before dates of 13 March 2021 and 20 March 2021 were pulled off shelves after it was discovered some of the products could have contained pieces of glass.

As it did with the meatballs, The Co-op issued point of sale notices to all of its stores warning of the danger presented if these cake were consumed. Customers were again advised to return the product to their nearest store for a refund.


Yogurts recalled by Danone

Metal pieces found in Danone Yogurts

Dairy processor Danone took the precautionary step of recalling three batches of yoghurt products, because they might contain pieces of metal.