Sunday 17 November 2019

Children's bars taken off shelves over insect fears

Aideen Sheehan

CHILDREN'S cereal bars promoted by a leading baby cookery guru have been withdrawn from sale in Ireland because they could contain insects.

Annabel Karmel Chewy Bars have been withdrawn from Tesco and the Disney Store "due to possible insect contamination", the Food Safety Authority of Ireland reported in a food alert yesterday.

Customers who have purchased the affected products are asked not to eat them and to return them to their nearest store for a full refund.

The UK-based makers Lightbody Ventures Ltd issued the recall as a precautionary measure.

The batches affected are five-packs and six-packs of Annabel Karmel Apple & Blackcurrant Oaty Chewy Bars and Apple & Raspberry Oaty Chewy Bars.

Annabel Karmel is a UK-based food writer specialising in cooking for babies and small children, who has put her name to a number of ready meals and other foodstuffs.

Meanwhile, some organic baby porridge has also been withdrawn by its makers because it contains a fungal toxin above the legal limit.

Holle Baby Food GmbH last week withdrew its Organic 3-Grain Porridge Baby Food with a best before date of 25/04/2013 because it had detected ochratoxin, a toxic substance that can damage the kidneys.

Irish Independent

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