Confectionery giant Cadbury, supermarket Co-op, and online retailer Amazon are currently seeing products recalled due to safety issues. The range of food and household products are being recalled for issues ranging from possibly containing harmful bacteria to undeclared allergens and a fire hazard.
If a product is recalled for any reason the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Food Standards Agency share details on what you should do if you have bought the item as well as information on why the product is being pulled from shelves. If you have purchased any of these items you can return them for a full refund.
These are the latest products which are being recalled.
Several Cadbury brands may have listeria
Müller has taken the precautionary step of recalling some batches of various Cadbury-branded dessert products because of the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis is a rare infection caused by the listeria bacteria, according to the NHS. It does usually go away on its own but can cause problems for some people and is why pregnant women are advised to avoid certain foods.
- Cadbury Daim Chocolate Dessert, pack size 75g, use by date, May 18, 2023
- Cadbury Crunchie Chocolate Dessert, pack size 75g, use by date, May 17, 2023
- Cadbury Flake Chocolate Dessert, pack size 75g, use by datet, May 17, 2023
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chocolate Dessert, pack size 75g, use by date, May 18, 2023
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Chocolate Dessert, pack size 75g, use by date, May 18, 2023
- Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Dessert (six pack), pack size 6 x 75g, use by date, May 18, 2023
Various goat cheeses sold via Lactalis McLelland Ltd and Co-op
Lactalis McLelland Ltd has recalled various goat cheeses because the products might contain listeria monocytogenes, according to the Food Standards Agency. Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick, and diarrhoea. Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old, and people with weakened immune systems. Lactalis McLelland Ltd and Co-op have issued point-of-sale notices to their customers.
The possibly-contaminated products include:
- Cricket St Thomas Capricorn Goat Cheese 100g use by May 26, 2023
- Somerset Capricorn Goat Cheese 100g use by May 26, 2023
- Somerset Capricorn Goat Cheese 85g use by May 26, 2023
- Co-op Goats Cheese 85g use by May 26, 2023
The Food Standards Agency warned buyers to not eat these products but instead return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.
Rude Health recalls Organic Ultimate Muesli because of undeclared brazil nuts
Rude Health is recalling Organic Ultimate Muesli because it contains brazil nuts which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to brazil nuts.
The details of the product are:
- Pack size – 400g
- Batch code – 23039 L7
- Best before – February 2024
New Warrior Mini HPA Compressor sold via Amazon
The product presents a “serious risk of electric shock” according to the CTSI. The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016. The authority is requiring the recall of the product from end users. The listing has been removed by online marketplace Amazon.
Amazon ASIN: B07MYZRKDQ
The Ring fast charge lithium jump starter
The purpose of this product is to provide a jump starter for motorcycles, cars, 4x4s and vans. It also acts as an LED torch and can be used as a power bank for phones and tablets.
However the product has been identified as presenting a high risk of fire. A manufacturing fault can lead to the sleeving on the battery cable being damaged by a solder pin of a component on the PCB. This creates the possibility of a short circuit and the PCB overheating. The proximity to a lithium-ion battery presents a risk of the battery igniting. The barcode is 5055175250151 and the batch numbers are 38/21 and 05/23.