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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Great Britain:Great Britain: Sommak spice recalled due to illegal dyesed due to illegal dyes


  • Yekta Food Ltd has recalled its Sommak spice because it contains two illegal dyes known as Orange II and Sudan. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Orange II and Sudan dyes are red dyes that are used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, petrol and shoe and floor polishes.
  • The product being recalled from customers is:
  • Product: Sommak
  • Country of origin: Iran
  • Pack size: 150g
  • ‘Best before’ end: 30 August 2016
  • If you have bought the above product, do not use it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.
  • Yekta Foods Ltd has recalled the product. Point-of-sale recall notices have been displayed in the relevant stores. These notices explain to customers why the product has been recalled.
  • About product recalls and withdrawals
  • If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumer

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