Food Safety Alerts

Food safety alerts are issued by the UK Food Standards Agency or The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to report food safety issues to food safety authorities, the food industry and members of the public. These alerts may also relate to allergies or compositional issues.

When a problem has been identified with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).

In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides food safety authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Depending on the nature of the alert, the Environmental Agency may contact and advise suppliers and retailers to ensure that the food product is withdrawn and some form of press release may be produced to advise the general public. Food Safety Alerts are also posted on our social media pages.

If suppliers or retailers do not voluntarily withdraw the affected product, then the Environmental Agency may take enforcement action.

 

 

Food Safety & Allergen Alerts

Unilever recalls Viennetta Vanilla because allergens are not listed in English

05 April 2024
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Unilever are recalling Viennetta Vanilla because milk and soya are not listed in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to soya. This is a result of a labelling error which means allergens and…

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Unilever recalls Magnum Classic Ice Cream Sticks 3 pack because they may contain pieces of metal

29 March 2024
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Unilever is recalling Magnum Classic Ice Cream Sticks (3x100ml) because they may contain pieces of metal. The possible presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat. Product details Pack size 3x100ml Batch code L3324, L3325, L3326, L3327, L3328 Best before November 2025 Risk statement This product may contain pieces of metal which makes it…

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