Confectionery

FQN rounds up global food and drink recalls this week

Food safety recall round-up 25 November - 1 December 2016

Recalls: Nestlé, Mondelez and Clostridium botulinum

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Australia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia and Denmark.

Jute bags to transport cocoa and recyled paperboard packaging among the sources of mineral oils contamination in chocolate. ©iStock/Picsfive

Oil spills: How to combat mineral oils in chocolate

By Oliver NIEBURG

Chocolate makers can thwart carcinogenic mineral oil contamination in products through regular testing, managing cocoa transportation and adding barrier layers in packaging, say scientists.

Aspen Hills, Elivia, HiPP, EcoFinia, Axfood in recalls

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 October 2016

Recalls: Listeria in rullepølse and peanut in cumin

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by England, Ireland, USA, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark.

Pilots are ongoing with apples, palm oil, olive oil and leafy greens. Picture: Istock of palm oil fruit

SafeTraces raises funding to help market push

By Joseph James Whitworth

SafeTraces has raised $1.5m via a funding round to accelerate product development, sales and marketing ahead of going to market by the end of this year.

Sweet William, Bakkavor, Fjordland and Aldi in recalls

Food safety recall round-up 5-11 August 2016

Recalls: Aflatoxin B1, foam pieces and fermentation

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls and alerts for one week in August come from England, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Malta, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium and Denmark.

The six additional products recalled. Picture: IKEA

Allergic reaction to milk in Japan started internal investigation

IKEA expands chocolate recall due to allergen concerns

By Joseph James Whitworth

IKEA has expanded a chocolate recall with a further six products from more than 40 countries because of insufficient labelling of hazelnuts and almonds.

Delhaize, Lidl, Morrisons, EDEKA and TINE in recalls

Food safety recall round-up 20-28 July 2016

Recalls: Quality issues, Listeria and cleaning residue

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls, issues and alerts for a week in July came from England, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium/Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark.