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PostSubject: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:55 pm

Reason for this is simple. Have seen the devestation fod poisioning can cause. Its one area you don't want to visit.

So here is your freindly caring Witchy food warning/product recalls.



Co-op recall notices.

LLoyd Grossman Ckicken Korma

Loyd Grossman Korma sauce being recalled

Monday 14 November 2011

Premier Foods is recalling one date code of Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce due to contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism poisoning. The affected batch code is 1218R and the ‘best before’ date is February 2013. If you have bought this product do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Only one jar from this batch has been found to be affected, but the Agency is advising consumers not to eat products from this batch as a precautionary measure.

Product details
The product being recalled is:
Loyd Grossman Korma sauce, 350g
Best before date: February 2013

Premier Foods has recalled the affected product from consumers and stockists. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why the product has been recalled. UK press adverts will be placed in the national media on Tuesday 15 November 2011.

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. You can contact the company on 0800 389 8548 to arrange a full refund.

No other Loyd Grossman and other Premier products are known to be affected.


UPDATE NOTICES.
Update on the Loyd Grossman Korma sauce recall

Thursday 17 November 2011

Investigations continue into the cause of the contamination with Clostridium botulinum toxin of a single jar of Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce.

Earlier this week the Food Standards Agency confirmed that Premier Foods had recalled one date code of Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce (350g) due to contamination of a jar with botulinum toxin, which can cause botulism poisoning.

Investigations carried out to date at the factory and on other jars from this and other batches, have not revealed any contamination. The Food Standards Agency, the Heath Protection Agency and Health Protection Scotland are continuing to investigate and Premier Foods is cooperating fully with these inquiries. Further updates will be provided when there is new information.

Consumers who purchased Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce, with the batch code 1218R and the ‘best before’ date of February 2013, should not eat the product. For further information about this recall, contact the Premier Foods consumer helpline on 0800 389 8548.


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PREMIER FOODS lauches nationwide product recall.

Loyd Grossman Korma sauce being recalled

Monday 14 November 2011

Premier Foods is recalling one date code of Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce due to contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism poisoning. The affected batch code is 1218R and the ‘best before’ date is February 2013. If you have bought this product do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Only one jar from this batch has been found to be affected, but the Agency is advising consumers not to eat products from this batch as a precautionary measure.

Product details


The product being recalled is:
Loyd Grossman Korma sauce, 350g
Best before date: February 2013

Premier Foods has recalled the affected product from consumers and stockists. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why the product has been recalled. UK press adverts will be placed in the national media on Tuesday 15 November 2011.

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. You can contact the company on 0800 389 8548 to arrange a full refund.

No other Loyd Grossman and other Premier products are known to be affected.


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Botulism - Frequently asked questions

What is botulism?

Botulism is caused by a botulinum toxin, which is a poison produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium is common in the soil in the form of spores.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms often begin with blurred vision and difficulty in swallowing and speaking, but sometimes diarrhoea and vomiting can occur. The disease can go on to lead to further problems with vision, and paralysis. Most cases make a recovery, but the recovery period can be many months. The disease can be fatal in 5-10% of cases.

How do you catch botulism?

The symptoms are caused not by the organism itself, but by eating or breathing in the toxin which the organism releases.

Foodborne botulism occurs when the spores of the organism Clostridium botulinum have germinated and the bacteria have reproduced in an environment outside the body and produced toxin - this environment is usually a foodstuff. The adult then consumes the toxin itself when they eat the food, and this makes them ill with weakness and paralysis. Clostridium botulinum is an "anaerobic bacterium" which means it can only grow in the absence of oxygen, so botulism in adults tends to occur when the spores have somehow got into an airtight environment such as tins or jars, particularly home-preserved foods which have been preserved in oil.

The toxin is destroyed by normal cooking processes.

Infant botulism is extremely rare but occurs when the baby ingests spores which germinate to produce the bacterial cells that reproduce in the gut and release toxin. In most adults and older children, this would not happen because the natural defences which have developed in an adult gut would prevent the germination and growth of Clostridium botulinum. In some babies, these defences have not yet developed, and so this gives the infection a chance to get a foothold and produce the toxin.

Wound botulism has the same symptoms as other forms, but occurs when the organisms get into an open wound and are able to reproduce in an "anaerobic" environment.

How long can you have the infection before developing symptoms?

It is usually a matter of 12-36 hours between exposure to the toxin and the development of symptoms. In infant botulism, some time may elapse between ingestion of the spores and the release of the toxin.

How can botulism be prevented or treated?

Antitoxin is available which can be given to a patient as an "antidote" to tackle the toxin. In addition, treatment will focus on tackling the symptoms, such as supporting ventilation in the event of respiratory failure.

There is a vaccine against botulism, but there are concerns about its effectiveness and it also has side effects, and so it is not widely used.

How common is botulism?

Naturally occurring botulism is very rare in the UK; it is more common in the USA but even there the disease is not widespread.


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11 November 2011 -Scottish Statement and advice.

Public Urged to be Aware of Botulism Symptoms




Health Protection Scotland (HPS) are urging the public to be aware of the symptoms of botulism as two members of the same family were hospitalised on Wednesday with an illness which is now thought likely to be botulism. The two patients remain in a stable condition.

HPS has notified clinicians in Scotland and we have received no reports of any further suspected cases.

Investigations are continuing into the possible cause, but botulism is often food borne. Botulism is caused by toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which attacks the nervous system and can affect people of any age. The infection is not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person. Symptoms of foodborne botulism typically begin between 12 and 36 hours after ingestion of contaminated food, but may present in as little as six hours.

Dr John Cowden, Consultant Epidemiologist at HPS said: “People can be reassured that botulism is rare in the UK. Symptoms to look out for are a combination of blurred vision, difficulty swallowing and difficulty speaking – symptoms which rapidly get worse. They are then followed by general muscle weakness. Any person, child or adult, with these symptoms should seek urgent medical advice. Antitoxins have proved very effective in treating the condition if treated early, although full recovery may take several months.”

Anyone who is concerned about the symptoms above should seek urgent medical advice. Outside of normal hours, they can contact NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24. People who do not have symptoms but would like more general advice about botulism can call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 or see www.nhsinform.co.uk.

Test results for the patients will not be known for a number of days and HPS will not release any further details on the patients or updates on their condition, at the request



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The Co-operative recalls salad dressing The Co-operative recalls salad dressing Friday 17 June 2011

The Co-operative is recalling all batches of three types of salad dressing because there may be salmonella in one of the ingredients. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

The Co-operative is recalling all batches of three types of salad dressing because there may be salmonella in one of the ingredients. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.


All batch codes of the following products are being recalled:
The Co-operative Healthier Choice French Dressing, 250ml
The Co-operative Thousand Island Dressing, 250ml
The Co-operative Fresh Caesar Dressing, 150ml

The Co-operative is recalling the affected salad dressing from consumers, and notices in its stores will explain the reason for recall. If you have bought the affected product you can contact The Co-operative customer relations team for a full refund on 0800 0686 727.

No other Co-operative products are known to be affected.




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PostSubject: Re: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:55 pm


Bleiker’s recalls smoked salmon

Friday 18 November 2011

Bleiker’s is recalling one batch of its Traditional Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon because one pack in this small batch has been found to contain listeria. The batch number is ‘55x’ with a ‘use by’ date of 23 November 2011. If you have bought the product being recalled, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Information Recall Notice.

Product details


The product being recalled is:
Bleiker’s Traditional Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon, batch number 55x
Use by date: 23 November 2011

Bleiker’s has recalled the affected product from consumers and stockists. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why it’s been recalled.

If you have bought the affected product, don’t eat it. You can return it to the store for a full refund.

No other Bleiker’s products are known to be affected.
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Salmonella contamination of paan leaves

Thursday 3 November 2011

The Food Standards Agency is warning people about the potential risk of salmonella food poisoning from paan leaves, also known as betel leaves.

Since August, a high proportion of consignments of paan leaves imported into the UK from Bangladesh and India have tested positive for salmonella. Salmonella causes diarrhoea and vomiting, and can lead to serious illness in vulnerable people. Currently, no cases of illness associated with this product have been reported in the UK.

The FSA has asked local authorities at UK ports and airports to sample and test all consignments of paan leaves presented for import. The results show high levels of contamination, which could be a risk to health given that paan leaves are consumed raw. Paan is often chewed raw as a palate cleanser or to aid digestion.

The Bangladeshi and Indian High Commissions in London have also been contacted to ask their authorities to investigate the cause and source of the contamination.
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:06 pm

Import ban on produce from Egypt extended

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The European Union (EU) has extended the ban on selected Egyptian seeds and beans, which was imposed following the deadly E.coli outbreaks in Europe earlier this year.

The ban was set to expire on 31 October 2011. However, the European Commission has extended the ban until 31 March 2012, due to the inefficiency of the procedures taken by Egyptian authorities to ensure the integrity of grain and plant exports.

The ban will remain on items including rocket sprouts, sprouts of leguminous vegetables (fresh or chilled), soya bean sprouts, dried (shelled) leguminous vegetables, fenugreek seeds, soya beans and mustard seeds.

Imports of fresh and chilled peas and beans will be allowed, as the EU ban on these items was lifted in October.

Seeds and beans from Egypt that are prohibited from being circulated freely in the EU until 31 March 2012 are:
rocket sprouts
beetroot sprouts, radish sprouts
sprouts of leguminous vegetables, fresh or chilled
soya bean sprouts
dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split
fenugreek seed
soya beans, whether or not broken
mustard seeds
other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken
sugar beet seed
lucerne (alfalfa) seed
vegetable seeds
lucerne (alfalfa) sprouts

In July, the European Commission announced an emergency ban on the import of fenugreek and certain seeds, sprouted seeds and beans imported from Egypt until 31 October 2011, following the two outbreaks of E.coli O104 in Germany and France.
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:06 pm

Update on withdrawal of Gaudiano Organic Olives

Monday 31 October 2011

All batches of Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds have been withdrawn from sale across Europe, after two people in Helsinki, Finland, were diagnosed with botulism.

Both people reported having eaten Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds. Lab tests confirmed that the jar from which they had eaten the olives contained botulinum toxin. The tainted olives were in 314ml glass jars with a 'best before' date of September 2012.

Last week, olives from the implicated batch were withdrawn from sale. As an additional precaution, all batches of the olives of all jar sizes have now been withdrawn. The olives were distributed to one company in the UK (see story at link below). The company had imported 40 jars from the implicated batch, none remains on sale. The company had also imported 140 jars from two other batches, and these have now been withdrawn.

No cases of botulism have been reported in the UK linked to this product. Consumers who purchased Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds should not consume the product and instead dispose of them.
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:07 pm


Recall of Ryan Foods ready-to-eat products

Friday 28 October 2011

A number of Ryan Foods ready-to-eat products have been produced in unapproved premises under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions and distributed in the Glasgow area. Glasgow City Council has recalled the products, but it is not possible to recall them all. If you have bought any of the affected products, do not eat them. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

Product details


All packs of the following products are recalled:
Aysha’s Bite Size Chicken Pakora
Aysha’s 5 Bite Size Chicken Samosas
Aysha’s 5 Bite Size Vegetable Samosas
Aysha's Chicken Tikka
Ryan’s Chinese Lemon Chicken
Rico’s Pizzas – all varieties

Glasgow City Council has started a recall of the products within its area, and continues to monitor the ongoing operation. Distribution is believed to be restricted to the Glasgow area, but it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details or product traceability records.

If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them.
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING FOOD ALERT RECALL NOTICES   Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:07 pm


Morrison’s recalls Shredded Duck Kit

Thursday 27 October 2011

Morrison’s is recalling one batch of its Shredded Duck Kit because it has the wrong date code. The affected batch has a ‘use by’ date of 31 November 2011. It should have been labelled ‘use by’ 31 October 2011. If you have bought the product being recalled, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details


The product being recalled is:
Morrison’s Shredded Duck Kit, 230g
Use by: 31 November 2011

Morrison’s has recalled the affected product from consumers and stockists. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why the product has been recalled.

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. You can return it to the store for a full refund.

No other Morrison’s products are known to be affected.
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