Update on Sudan I contamination

The Food Standards Agency has released an update on food products contaminated with the illegal dye Sudan I.

Today's lists contain affected products notified to the Agency by food companies since a list of 359 was published on Friday 18 February.

Food Standards Agency Chief Executive Dr Jon Bell said: 'The list of products will continue to be updated and put in the public domain. There is no risk of immediate illness and the health risk generally is likely to be very small.

'But if you have any of these products at home it's sensible not to eat them.'

Dr Bell added: 'The food companies involved are legally responsible for notifying us, removing the affected products and informing consumers. We expect remaining product information to be provided by Thursday and that food businesses remove any remaining affected products as soon as they can.'

The Agency has reminded food companies of their legal responsibility to ensure that food sold is fit for purpose and that they should check that any remaining stock of chilli powder or products made from chilli powder is free from Sudan I. Investigations continue into this incident.

Sudan I can contribute to an increased risk of cancer but at the levels present the risk is likely to be very small. There is no risk of immediate ill health but it is sensible to avoid eating any more.

We will continue to take action to remove these and minimise the risk to consumers.

If people have any of these foods at home they are advised not to eat them and to contact the store they bought them from for a refund.

Read our frequently asked questions for further details about Sudan I.

These lists were updated at 12.15 and 16.45 on 21 February 2005.

Update 12.15
  Product Description Manufacturer Supplier Batch Number Best Before Date or Use By Dates (up to and including unless otherwise stated) Product Type
360 Cherrywood smoked mini rib racks (code C71887)   Brakes   23-Feb-05 Ready Meal
361 Morrisons Best Outdoor Reared Pork Chipolata Sausages 400g   Morrisons   26-Feb-05 Chilled meats
362 Morrisons Best Outdoor Reared Thick Pork Sausages 400g   Morrisons   26-Feb-05 Chilled meats
363 Pot Noodle: Beef & Tomato Flavour 4 x 90g Unilever     31-Dec-05 Snacks
363 Pot Noodle: Beef & Tomato Flavour 90g + 33% extra free Unilever     31-Dec-05 Snacks
364 Waitrose Perfectly Balanced Beef Hot Pot 400g   Waitrose   20-Feb-05 Ready Meal
365 Waitrose Country Vegetable Soup 600g   Waitrose   27-Feb-05 Ready Meal
366 Waitrose Coffee Shop Country Vegetable Soup 2kg   Waitrose   27-Feb-05 Ready Meal
367 Weight Watchers - Shepherds Pie - 320g          
368 Walkers Crisps Worcester Sauce Flavoured Walkers Snack Foods     7-May-05 Crisps
369 Schwartz for Chef Caesar Dressing McCormick   0164 BBE Jan 05 0424 BBE Feb 05 4134 BBE May 05 4174 BBE June 05 4189 BBE July 05 4277 BBE Oct 05 4291 BBE Oct 05 4351 BBE Dec 05 Jan 05 Feb 05 May 05 June 05 July 05 Oct 05 Oct 05 Dec 05 Salad Dressing
370 J.Sainsbury - Medium Chilli Con Carne 460g McCormick J Sainsbury Lot No: 4153 End Nov 2005 Ready Meal
        Lot No: 4207 End Jan 2006  
        Lot No: 4229 End Feb 2006  
        Lot No: 4277 End Mar 2006  
        Lot No: 4307 End Apr 2006  
370 J.Sainsbury - Medium Chilli Con Carne 460g McCormick J Sainsbury Lot No:4343 End May 2006 Ready Meal
        Lot No: 5013 End Jun 2006  
        Lot No: 5041 End July 2006  
        Lot No. 4028 End July 2005  
        Lot No. 4016 End July 2005  
371 J. Sainsbury Hot Chilli Con Carne 460g. McCormick J Sainsbury Lot No. 4028 End July 2005 Ready Meal
        Lot No. 4016 End July 2005  
372 Outback Steakhouse BBQ Sauce McCormick   BB 9 Jul 05 MC 5010 9-Jul-05 Sauce
        BB 21 May 05 MC 4327 21-May-05 Sauce
        BB 18 Apr 05 MC 4294 18-Apr-05  
        BB 28 Mar 05 MC 4273 28-Mar-05  
        BB 28 Feb 05 MC 4245 28-Feb-05  
373 Ducros - Sauce Worcester 150 ml McCormick   4050   Sauce
        4025    
        4093    
        4145    
        4163    
        4364    
        4194    
        4239    
        4272    
374 McDonalds - Western BBQ McCormick McDonalds MC4331   Sauce
        MC4343    
        MC4350    
        MC4352    
        MC5013    
        MC5014    
        MC5033    
375 McDonalds - Dijon Mustard Mayo McCormick McDonalds MC4295   Sauce
        MC4315    
        MC4344    
        MC5020    
376 McDonalds - Caesar Dressing Regular Fat McCormick McDonalds MC4275   Sauce
        MC4278    
        MC4279    
        MC4280    
        MC4281    
        MC4282    
        MC4285    
        MC4286    
        MC4287    
        MC4289    
        MC4292    
        MC4294    
        MC4299    
        MC4300    
        MC4302    
        MC4306    
        MC4307    
        MC4308    
        MC4313    
        MC4314    
        MC4314    
        MC4320    
        MC4327    
        MC4328    
        MC4334    
        MC4341    
        MC4341    
        MC4342    
        MC4355    
        MC4357    
        MC4365    
        MC4365    
        MC5006    
        MC5007    
        MC5011    
        MC5017    
        MC5026    
        MC5032    
        MC5033    
377 McDonalds - Caesar Dressings Lo Fat McCormick McDonalds MC4312   Sauce
        MC4317    
        MC4318    
        MC4328    
        MC4334    
        MC4335    
        MC4341    
        MC4344    
        MC4350    
        MC4355    
        MC4358    
        MC4358    
        MC4359    
        MC4362    
        MC4363    
        MC4364    
        MC5006    
        MC5007    
        MC5008    
        MC5010    
        MC5010    
        MC5011    
        MC5013    
        MC5017    
        MC5019    
        MC5020    
        MC5021    
        MC5023    
        MC5025    
        MC5027    
        MC5031    
        MC5033    
        MC5034    
        MC5038    
        MC5039    
        MC5040    
        MC5041    
378 Smokey BBQ Wedge McCormick   0055717/01   Ready Meal
379 Spicy Pizza McCormick   57825   Pizza
380 Cheese and Pickle Seasoning McCormick   58088   Pickle
381 Schwartz Beef and Black bean sauce McCormick       Sauce
382 Schwartz Creamy garlic mushroom McCormick       Ready Meal
383 Schwartz classic roast beef McCormick       Ready Meal
384 Schwartz classic roast onion McCormick        
385 Schwartz chicken fajitas McCormick        
386 Schwartz chilli chicken McCormick        
387 Schwartz smoky BBQ wedges McCormick        
388 Wild Bean Café Chicken Ceasar Wrap Sandwich Factory     15 Feb 05 to 18 Feb 05  
389 Aunt Bessie Cottage Pie (800g) Tyson Foods       Pie
390 Aunt Bessie Yorkshire Pudding with Beaf Steak in Gravy Tyson Foods       Ready Meal
391 Aunt Bessie Minced Beef Cobbler Tyson Foods       Ready Meal
392 Chicago Town Beef and Veg Pie (pack of two) Canterbury Foods   All All Ready Meal
393 Cook's Steak Slice Canterbury Foods   All All Ready to Eat
394 Perfectly Balanced Roast Veg Pizza   Waitrose   19-Feb-05 Ready to Eat
395 Pizza Party Box A (Ham & Pineapple and Cheese & Tomato)   Waitrose   19-Feb-05 Ready Meal
396 Pizza Party Box A (Roast Veg and Pepperoni)   Waitrose   19-Feb-05 Ready Meal
397 Food Explorers Cheese and Tomato Pizza   Waitrose   19-Feb-05  

Update 16.45
  Product Description Manufacturer Supplier Batch Number Best Before Date or Use By Dates (up to and including unless otherwise stated) Product Type
398 Express Café Burger Cantebury Foods   1008   Burger
399 Cantebury Steak Burger Cantebury Foods   17059   Burger
400 Steak Slice Cantebury Foods Cooks Bakery 2426 (05040143)   Steak Slice
401 Chicago Town Steak and Vegetable Pot Pie Cantebury Foods Schwans 2356 (A700426-1)   Ready Meal
402 Shepherd's Pie Dawn Fresh Foods Ltd.   All batches up to Batch 5055   Frozen Ready Meal
403 Shepherd's Pie Dawn Fresh Foods Ltd.   All batches up to Batch 5055   Frozen Ready Meal
404 Shepherd's Pie Dawn Fresh Foods Ltd.   All batches up to Batch 5043   Frozen Ready Meal
405 BBQ Chicken Lasagne Dawn Fresh Foods Ltd.   All batches up to Batch 5055   Frozen Ready Meal
406 Chinese Short Slice MPP Holdings Sainsburys 5135205   Ready to Eat
407 Chinese Wing MPP Holdings Sainsburys 5135336   Ready to Eat
408 Chinese Drumsticks MPP Holdings Sainsburys 5135077   Ready to Eat
409 Chinese Lat Slice MPP Holdings Sainsburys 5135175   Ready to Eat
410 Chinese Wing MPP Holdings Asda 5136067   Ready to Eat
411 Chinese Goujon MPP Holdings Asda 5136067   Ready to Eat
412 Chinese Sliced Breast MPP Holdings Asda 5136001   Ready to Eat
413 Chinese Sliced Breast MPP Holdings Asda 5136033   Ready to Eat
414 Chinese Kebab MPP Holdings Somerfield 5139004   Ready to Eat
415 Chinese Mini Fillets MPP Holdings Morrisons 5120054 and 5120065   Ready to Eat
416 Chinese Chunks MPP Holdings Morrisons 5120075   Ready to Eat
417 Diced Tex Mex MPP Holdings Brakes 5166040   Frozen Ready Meal
418 Padley Wings of Fire MPP Holdings Padley 5172055   Frozen Ready Meal
419 Thresher Chinese Wing MPP Holdings Thresher 5138004   Frozen Ready Meal

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