Food Law News - UK - 2004

FSA Press Release (02/2004), 12 January 2004

RECALL - Product Recall of Dolmio brand Express Creamy Carbonara Pasta Sauce Pouches

Heads of Environmental Health Services and Directors of Trading Standards will wish to be aware of a product recall by Masterfoods (a division of Mars UK Limited) of approximately 2000 Dolmio Express Creamy Carbonara Pasta Sauce 150g pouches.

These are single serve portions and, on opening, the affected pouches will have a disagreeable odour due to the product being under-processed. The product has been on sale in both J. Sainsbury and Safeway supermarkets.

The product recalled is:

No other Dolmio products are known to be affected.

Masterfoods have issued a product recall notice (see attached) in the national newspapers which appeared on Sunday 11 January 2004 and again today 12 January 2004 . Both J. Sainsbury and Safeway supermarkets are placing point-of-sale notices in all their stores. A consumer care hotline has been set up, the number for which is: 0800 952 1234.

Product Recall Notice issued by Masterfoods.

A problem has been detected with a batch of 2,000 Dolmio Express Creamy Carbonara Pasta Sauce pouches. Product quality is of utmost importance to us, so as a precaution we are recalling the pouches affected.

Initial tests show that this batch did not complete the full production process.

The affected products were sold in Sainsbury's and Safeway stores after December 17, 2003 and have the Best Before date of 20/11/04 between the production times 21:30 to 22:30 inclusive, coded 4A or 4B. This information will be on the back of the pouch in the bottom right hand corner, and will appear for example as follows:

21:40 4A


Return it to your local Sainsbury or Safeway where you will get a full refund. No receipt is required. Alternatively return the product to Consumer Care, FREEPOST, Melton Mowbray, Leics LE13 0BR.

For further information please contact Consumer Care: 0800 952 1234.
No other products in the Dolmio range are affected.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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