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FSAI Recall Specific Batches Of Magnum Almond Ice Cream.

Recall of specific batches of Magnum Almond Ice Cream, 3 pack, due to the possible presence of plastic and metal pieces.

Alert Summary dated Wednesday, 17th April 2024.

Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2024.13
Product Identification: Magnum Almond Ice Cream; pack size: 3 x 100ml multipack
Batch Codes: L3338, L3339, L3340, L3341, L3342; best before end: 12/2025
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Message: The above batches of Magnum Almond Ice Cream 3x 100ml multipack are being recalled due to the possible presence of plastic and metal pieces.

Action Required: Manufacturers, Distributors, Caterers & Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display recall notices at point-of-sale.

Consumers: Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

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FSAI Warn Of Soya In M&S Food Plant Kitchen Mushroom Pie.

Undeclared soya in several batches of M&S Food Plant Kitchen Mushroom Pie.

Alert Summary dated Friday, April 12th 2024.

Allergy Alert Notification: 2024.A13.
Allergen: Soybeans.
Product Identification: M&S Food Plant Kitchen Mushroom Pie; pack size: 200g.
Batch Code Use by dates: 12/4/2024, 16/4/2024, 18/4/2024 and 22/4/2024.
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom.

Message: The above batches of M&S Food Plant Kitchen Mushroom Pie contains soya, latter which is not declared in the list of ingredients.
This may make the batches unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of soya.

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FSAI Recall Foran Healthcare Glycerin & Aniseed Soothing Syrup.

Recall of a batch of Foran Healthcare Glycerin and Aniseed Soothing Syrup due to the possible presence of peppermint oil.

Alert Summary dated Thursday, April 11th 2024.

Category 1: For Action.
Alert Notification: 2024.12.
Product Identification: Foran Healthcare Glycerine & Aniseed Soothing Syrup; pack size: 50g.
Batch Code: PB2400411.

Best before: 01/2026.
Country Of Origin: Ireland
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Message: On the advice of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Foran Healthcare is voluntarily recalling the above batch of its Glycerine & Aniseed Soothing Syrup as a precautionary measure as peppermint oil may have been added to this batch in error.
Peppermint oil is not normally used in this product and therefore is not declared in the list of ingredients and may have unknown adverse effects. Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Foran Healthcare Tel: 01 626 8058 or sales@forans.com.

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Enforcement Order Served On Food Business In Tipperary.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that ten Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the month of March.2024 for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020. The Enforcement Orders were issued by Environmental Health Officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

One Closure Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  1. Le Chocolat de Frèd (Restaurant/ Café), 96 Georges Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Eight Closure Orders was served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020 on:

  1. Babylon Kebab House (Restaurant/ Café) 92-93 Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. [Enforcement Report found HERE].
  2. Shangri La Asian Cuisine (Restaurant/ Café), Blackhorse Avenue, Cabra, Dublin 7
  3. Super Marios (Take Away), High Street, Tullamore, Offaly
  4. Kingdom of Sweets (Retailer), 15 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2
  5. Royal Caterers (Service Sector), Unit 27C, Ashbourne Business Centre, Ballybin Road, Ashbourne, Meath
  6. Cork Oriental Supermarket (Closed area: Kitchen and kitchen storage area), (Restaurant/ Café), 13 Dalton’s Avenue, Cork
  7. Hilan Chinese and Korean BBQ Restaurant, 45 Capel Street, Dublin 1
  8. Munch Box (Restaurant/ Café), 1 Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

One Prohibition Order was served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020 on:

  1. Hilan Chinese and Korean BBQ Restaurant, 45 Capel Street, Dublin 1.

Some of the reasons for the Enforcement Orders in March include: Storage of bags of beef, fish and unlabelled unidentified meats and chicken in the freezer and the walk-in fridge for an unknown duration and with no traceability; presence of fresh rat droppings; evidence of a lack of adequate and regular cleaning throughout the premises; continuous failure to maintain consistent cleaning standards; persistent and recurring failure to comply with food safety legislation; overflow of foul water into the food preparation area; absence of adequate training/instruction of food workers; absence of complete and accurate documented food allergen information; dirt and food debris on walls, floors, doors, touch points, equipment, fridges, freezers, surfaces, and food storage containers in the kitchen; lack of food safety knowledge and training.

Dr Pamela Byrne, (Chief Executive, FSAI), said that breaches of food safety legislation pose a real danger to consumer health.

“March saw a high number of Enforcement Orders and some of the reasons listed demonstrate totally inadequate hygiene standards. Consumers have a right to safe food and this legal obligation sits with the food business operators. These food businesses are damaging the reputation of the food industry as a whole and can impact the trust that consumers have in the food they eat. Environmental Health Officers, who inspect these food businesses, continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is put at risk particularly through a failure to comply with hygiene requirements, pest control and food safety training requirements, which is unacceptable,” Dr Byrne concluded.

The FSAI also announced today that it is hosting a ‘Breakfast Bite’ free webinar on April 25th, which will look at food safety training requirements and will provide tips and ideas on how food businesses can meet their food safety training needs. Register for this free webinar HERE.

Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed in the enforcement reports on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month from the date the Order was lifted.

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Consumer Alert: Gas Hob Safety Issue.

Do you have a gas hob? Best to check it NOW.

A safety issue has been identified with certain models of Belling, ElectriQ, Cooke and Lewis, Caple, Russell Hobbs and Comfee gas hobs. The gas supply elbow joint from the hob to the gas supply may fracture and cause gas to leak. This means a risk to health or even death from burns, fire, explosion and poisoning from inhalation.

The CCPC is urging and reminding consumers to check if your gas hob is from one of these brands, and to click the links below for the model numbers to check if your particular model is affected.

Belling: Contact: Glen Dimplex at 01 8428222, serviceireland@glendimplex.com

ElectriQ: Contact: Electriq at 01 223 9611

Cooke and Lewis: Contact: B&Q at 1800 946 327

Caple: Contact: Caple at +44 1179387420, hobsupport@caple.co.uk
Russell Hobbs: Contact: Russell Hobbs at 1 800 938982, infoROI@mda.russellhobbs.com

Comfee: Contact: Comfee at 1800 777 7950, ComfeeSupportIRL@tmti.net

What to do if your gas hob is affected:

Stop using the hob and contact the manufacturer immediately to arrange for an inspection and modification free of charge by a registered gas installer.

Note: Many consumers have had their gas hobs repaired since the CCPC first highlighted this issue in 2023, but we are concerned that hundreds of affected gas hobs may still be in use in Ireland.

If you smell gas, contact Gas Networks Ireland immediately on Tel: 1800 20 50 50.
Read further information about gas safety from Gas Networks Ireland.

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