Supermarkets take contaminated cakes and quiches off shelves


Contaminated products removed from shelves

Supermarkets are removing cakes and quiches from their shelves, which may have been made with eggs contaminated with dioxins.

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), pasteurised liquid egg, produced using eggs from Germany that could contain levels of dioxins that are above the legal limits, was distributed to the UK from the Netherlands.

The FSA said the pasteurised liquid egg had been supplied to Kensey Foods in Cornwall, a division of Samworth Brothers; and Memory Lane Cakes in Cardiff, a division of the Finsbury Food Group.

These manufacturers used the pasteurised liquid egg to produce a range of short shelf life cakes and quiches, which were supplied to the major UK supermarkets, it said.

The FSA said there was no food safety risk from eating these products. The majority of products will have been sold and most have passed their ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dates, it added.