This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.;2714294;369307;211;0/?ft_width=1&ft_height=1&url=16151650

Banned sweets found on sale in UK

23 January 2014

A banned brand of sweets have been found on sale during a routine inspection of a Vietnamese supermarket in the London area.

New Choice brand Mini Fruity Gels are jelly mini-cup sweets and are a possible choking hazard. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action to local authorities. The FSA warns that if consumers have bought one of these products they should not eat it.

Jelly mini cups are not allowed to contain a number of additives, including ‘alginic acid’ (E400), ‘agar’ (E406), ‘Carrageenan’ (E407) and ‘processed euchema seaweed’ (407a), because they are a possible choking hazard. As these additives are included in this product they are in breach of the legislation.

Despite investigations by the enforcement authorities, it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details or product traceability records for these products.

The two products that were found are New Choice brand ‘Tropical’ Mini Fruity Gels and New Choice brand ‘Taro’ Mini Fruity Gels.

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image Getting the best out of PLCs

PLCs are something of an industry giant, so why is there still apprehension when engineering issues arise? Food Processing investigates.Full Story...

Article image Anheuser-Busch InBev’s distribution strategy model

Over the past 10 years Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev) has grown its global distribution network using a strategy which goes against the grain for traditional brewery specifications. In place of cost and time intensive permanent structures, it has adopted a design-driven approach in partnership with Herchenbach, a manufacturer of temporary buildings and semi-permanent warehouses. Full Story...

What role does refrigeration play in the supply chain?

Gently does it

Hygienic drainage for food safety