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Date
Press Release
English
Maltese
PR220541
02/05/2022
Food Alert: Kinder - Kinder Sorpresa Maxi - Natoons must not be consumed due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella. This product is presumably no longer on the market but may still be unconsumed at end customers.
EN
MT
PR220455
11/04/2022
Food Alert: Kinder Surprise - With reference to PR220442 and PR220445 published on 7 April 2022, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintdence of Public Health wishes to inform the public that, following market surveillance, it transpired that although the main trader in Malta imports the brand from the Italian manufacturing plant and not from Belgium where the alleged contamination took place, on the market there is chocolate which is also made in Belgium. - In view of the above, the Directorate is updating the notices issued with the following products due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination.
EN
MT
PR220442
07/04/2022
Food Alert: Kinder - Schoko-Bons must not be consumed due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella.
EN
MT
PR220445
07/04/2022
Food Alert: Kinder - Schoko-Bons - With reference to Press Release number PR220442en issued earlier today, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to clarify the implicated lot numbers.
EN
MT
PR220337
10/03/2022
Food Alert: De Nhat – Beef Ball & Herb Flavour - Instant noodles – Beef Ball & Herb must not be consumed due to levels of 2-Chlorethanol (a Pesticide).
EN
MT
PR220328
09/03/2022
Food Alert: Asian Choice - Premium Pangasius Fillets must not be consumed due to high levels of chlorate (a disinfectant).
EN
MT
PR220329
09/03/2022
Food Alert: Frit Ravich - Chips Chilli must not be consumed due to the presence of Sudan Blue II in an ingredient used in the production of same products. Sudan Blue II is an industrial colouring, which is not authorised for use in food.
EN
MT
PR220330
09/03/2022
Food Alert: Set of melamine plates with different motifs of 'lemon' - the mentioned food contact materials must not be used in view of migration melamine into food during use.
EN
MT
PR220307
04/03/2022
Food Alert: The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to warn the public that following information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed and following intoxications in other member states, of the possible presence of hard drug MDMA (ecstasy) in bottles of champagne 'Moët & Chandon Impérial Ice 3l' that are sold online from private individuals.
EN
PR220289
02/03/2022
Food Alert: Cuisine Elegance Summer - Transparent container with plastic ice cubes (various colours) must not be used due to the risk of suffocation from the plastic ice cubes which form part of same article.
EN
MT
PR220279
28/02/2022
Food Alert: Nongshim - Shin Kimchi - Instant noodles must not be consumed due to levels of 2-Chloroethanol (a pesticide).
EN
MT
PR220242
21/02/2022
Food Alert: Meray - Roasted Corn (BBQ flavour) must not be consumed due to the contamination with the colour Sudan Blue II, which is not authorised to be used in food.
EN
MT
PR220206
15/02/2022
Food Alert: Jinhailin - Kelp Knots – Getrockneter Seetang in Knoten must not be consumed since it contains an elevated level of iodine.
EN
MT
PR220190
11/02/2022
Food Alert: ZARA Home - Kids' Plate made of iron and coated in enamel, Kids' Mug made of iron and coated in enamel, Kids' Bowl made of iron and coated in enamel must not be used in view of migration of lead and cadmium into food during use.
EN
MT
PR212276
30/12/2021
Food Alert: Environmental Health Directorate Notice - Food contact materials containing plastics and bamboo.
EN
MT
PR212252
21/12/2021
Food Alert: Nestle Extreme Mojito 71g (sold individually) Lot: PL0184140101, Nestle Extreme Mojito (sold in boxes x 6) Lot: PL0184140101 must not be consumed since they contain an ingredient which is potentially contaminated with Ethylene oxide.
EN
MT
PR212247
18/12/2021
Food Alert: Abido Spices - Chicken Spices, Black pepper (seeds) must not be consumed since they are contaminated with Ethylene oxide.
EN
MT
PR212229
15/12/2021
Food Alert: The Convenience Shop - Chicken Burgers x 8, Weight: 600g, Durability dates (Use by): 30/3/22 and 27/4/22 must not be consumed in view of possible contamination with Salmonella.
EN
MT
PR212162
03/12/2021
Food Alert: Aptonia - Vitamins + Minerals, Orange Flavour x 30 tablets must not be consumed since they contain an ingredient which is potentially contaminated with ethylene oxide.
EN
MT
PR211901
18/10/2021
Food Alert: Waitrose - Belgian Dark Chocolate with Raisins & Almonds must not be consumed by persons who are allergic or intolerant to hazelnuts since it contains traces of hazelnuts which are undeclared on the label.
EN
MT
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