Recall round-up: Infant formula, food & fibre supplements

By Will Chu

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Recall round-up: Infant formula, food & fibre supplements

Related tags: Nestlé, Energetica Natura, Orkla

As 2021 approaches Spring, April sees a number of recalls concerning food and supplements that involve an infant formula product and a fibre-based supplement.
SMA Wysoy Infant Formula

The UK’s Food Standards Agency is recalling Nestle SMA Wysoy Infant Formula due to some cans containing pieces of blue plastic and thus presenting a potential choking hazard to babies.

In an updated recall notice, additional batches and best before dates of the product ‘SMA WYSOY Soya Infant Formula from Birth; pack size: 800g can,’ have been identified and now include batch code ‘923357651Z,’ with a best before date of 20 August 2021.

Other affected batches include, 928957651Z, 15 October 2021; 000957651Z, 8 January 2022; 015757651Z, 5 June 2022; 024957651Z, 5 September 2022; 025057652Z, 6 September 2022; 025057651Z, 6 September 2022; 025157651Z, 7 September 2022.

In action taken by the product maker, Nestle UK , the firm said it was recalling the product and displaying point of sale notices in all retail stores selling the product.

“These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product,”​ they added.

The UK’s Food Standards Agency advised that if consumers had bought the product and it was from one of the affected batches, do not feed it to your baby.

“Please contact the UK SMA Careline on 0800 081 8180. They will arrange a full refund and be able to answer any questions you might have.”

ARTI PLUS

ARTI PLUS

Citing an alert notification from the European Food Alert Network (RASFF), The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has learned of the presence of unlabelled crustaceans, in the supplement ARTI PLUS food.

The affected product’s brand name ‘Energetica Natura,’ is identified by the lot number, ‘2002019’ and best before date: 01/22/2023 and a unit weight of 144.0 grams (g).

“As a precautionary measure, those consumers with an allergy to crustaceans who may have the aforementioned product in their homes are recommended to refrain from consuming it,”​ the notice reads.

“The consumption of this product does not bear any risk for the rest of consumers.”

AESAN also revealed that the product has been distributed to the Valencian community, with information transferred to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities through the SCIRI.

Diatomaceous earth powder

Kremilina

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) has identified several lots of the food supplement Křemelina (Diatomaceous earth powder) that has recorded high aluminium and lead levels.

Analysis of the affected lots confirmed the presence of aluminium in concentrations that exceeds the tolerable weekly intake laid down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for this substance.

Further tests also confirmed an excess of the maximum permitted amount for presence of lead with the legal limit currently set at 3.0 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) with the detected amount of lead was 3.7 – 5.6 mg/kg.

CAFIA revealed that samples were taken from the website www.diatomplus.cz, operated by DiatomPlus s.r.o., Praha.

The authority has ordered the operator to immediately withdraw the lots of the food supplements in question from the retail network and inform all affected customers.

The lots concerned include:

řemelina (Diatomaceous earth powder), natural food supplement, 250g (Best Before Date (BBD) 2026); 500g, BBD 2026; 1000g, BBD 09-26; 1500g, BBD 2026; 250 capsules, BBD 09/22; 600 capsules, BBD 09/22.

Remember Stomach Balance

Stomach balance fibre

And finally, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority gives notice of Orkla Health’s ‘Remember Stomach Balance’ fibres supplement that are to be withdrawn from the market due to a possible risk of salmonella.

Limited to one batch (505434) with the best before date ‘09.2023,’ 2808 packages in total of the capsules are affected and consumers who have purchased this product in pharmacies are asked to discard them.

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