AH removes pre-packed meats from shelves

6th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — Albert Heijn removed 30 house brand meat products from its shelves on Friday.

6 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — Albert Heijn removed 30 house brand meat products from its shelves on Friday.

The supermarket group said it had decided on the precautionary recall because the packaging on some of the products was found to have incorrect information about the contents.

In some cases the packaging incorrectly bore logos indicating the product was gluten-free, posing a potential risk to people with food allergies. The AH house products removed include Chorizo, York ham and luncheon meat.

The supermarket withdrew its pre-packed 'Kempische' ham on Thursday due to the same problem. "This caused us to look further, a spokesperson said on Friday.

All the withdrawn items - a fraction of the 250 meat products sold by Albert Heijn - will be destroyed. The company expects to have removed all suspects items within a week.

Since November food products in shops must carry warnings about potentially harmful ingredients.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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