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Old 07.08.2018, 10:50
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Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

This is the second time I search something and the first I'm confronted with is a recall of a product.
This time it is cookies from Migros. Scroll, see the picture and you don't need to speak German.

I never realized this happens quite frequently and thought it might be worth a thread.

I was gonna adapt the title of my minipic thread but couldnt. Mods you're welcome to merge.
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Old 07.08.2018, 10:55
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

Bit of added crunch in there...
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Old 07.08.2018, 11:30
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

Migros products get recalled very often... I wonder if it's them having quality issues, or if the other brands are hiding their mishandlings
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

Can contain metal pieces of up to 2cm.

Well somebody should review their production process, all those lines should have detectors/scanners at the end to avoid such disasters. If those did not detect anything it is likely that during a cleaning of the line somebody noticed a machine is missing something and they have no clue where it went so they call back the whole batch, still this should not be allowed to happen, or parts have been scraping each other and the metal left as "dust" to small to be detected and normally innocent (but who knows) The lines I worked on had their detectors always calibrated before a batch would leave the factory.

Also it was hell if the detector found something, then the whole line would be inspected/opened/taken apart until we found a spot where for example a tiny 3mm piece of metal would be missing. (that was babyhood, on which they are paranoid like hell for something happening)
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Old 07.08.2018, 17:51
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

An an FYI on the general subject, here are two official product recall websites to check now and again:

Recalls on foodstuffs, from the BLV:
https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/de/home...warnungen.html

Other product recalls and safety information:
https://www.konsum.admin.ch/bfk/de/h...rmationen.html

Ktipp lists current recalls as well, another good reason to subscribe.
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

https://www.msn.com/de-ch/nachrichte...cid=spartanntp
Budget Orange juice from Migros can contain metal bits.

This is specifically about 1 litre bottles, with the article number 130757000000 and expiry date 3rd November 2018.
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

More correctly called 'biscuits' in British English. The tangled web of language goes something like this, as I understand it:

- What they call cookies, we call biscuits
- What we call cookies, they call cookies
- What they call biscuits, we call scones
- What they call scones is simply an abomination...
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Migros calls back M Budget Orange juice

Seems it has metal pieces in it. Orange juice with a user last date of 03.11.18

https://www.migros.ch/de/unternehmen...angensaft.html
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Old 15.08.2018, 19:43
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

Isn’t a bit of iron good for you?
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Old 15.08.2018, 20:12
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More correctly called 'biscuits' in British English. The tangled web of language goes something like this, as I understand it:

- What they call cookies, we call biscuits
- What we call cookies, they call cookies
- What they call biscuits, we call scones
- What they call scones is simply an abomination...
Yeah, I know. Isn't it amazing how the population that speaks English manages not to understand eachother on regular basis? And yet they think it should be the world's common language. ROFL.

You guys rebuilding the Tower of Babel?
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Old 30.11.2018, 21:52
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

Migros calls back cut chicken-breast. Do not eat it, it hasn't been cooked well enough.

Produkterückruf Migros
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Old 27.03.2019, 19:41
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

There I was looking for spelt flour (good girl me) to find out Migros recalls ready made chicken nuggets and chicken crispy ( who eats that?).

Reason: They could possibly contain wheat and gluten, so if you have a problem with those things, do not consume them.
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Old 27.03.2019, 19:47
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There I was looking for spelt flour (good girl me) to find out Migros recalls ready made chicken nuggets and chicken crispy ( who eats that?).

Reason: They could possibly contain wheat and gluten, so if you have a problem with those things, do not consume them.
I'm probably the most chilled gluten-intolerant on the planet, but FFS, how is that even possible? I accept that "could contain gluten" means there's always a risk (I've only been caught out once - about a fortnight ago - but it was entirely my own fault for taking the chance), but a product which is actually advertised as being gluten free? That's really taking the piss. There shouldn't be even a whiff of gluten anywhere near the production facility.

Shoddy.
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Old 27.03.2019, 20:03
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

Can't believe it (not that I eat meat), but Migros had another call-back about their salmon just a couple of weeks ago:

https://www.englishforum.ch/food-dri...t-recalls.html

Reason to be worried?
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I'm probably the most chilled gluten-intolerant on the planet, but FFS, how is that even possible? I accept that "could contain gluten" means there's always a risk (I've only been caught out once - about a fortnight ago - but it was entirely my own fault for taking the chance), but a product which is actually advertised as being gluten free? That's really taking the piss. There shouldn't be even a whiff of gluten anywhere near the production facility.
I could easily imagine that somewhere down the supply chain the makers of the crispy coating ingredients, or parts thereof, could have screwed up and used wheat instead of some other type of flour, or perhaps simply discovered that proper checks had not been carried out.
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I'm probably the most chilled gluten-intolerant on the planet, but FFS, how is that even possible? I accept that "could contain gluten" means there's always a risk (I've only been caught out once - about a fortnight ago - but it was entirely my own fault for taking the chance), but a product which is actually advertised as being gluten free? That's really taking the piss. There shouldn't be even a whiff of gluten anywhere near the production facility.

Shoddy.
Thanks to Cumulus they know who bought what at what time, and they have the contact details (hopefully up-do-date) of probably +95% of the buyers. Why don't they inform them by A-Post? Clearly this kind of issue warrants that extra step.
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Re: Product recall .... is this in your cupboard?

In fact, I am receiving such information (twice already) by email and then few days later by post.

My problem is that once I read about it in 20 minutes and only 1 day later I received the email which should be faster... Especially that the communication is generic - they don't check if you bought the affected batch (in both cases I didn't, but received the information about recall).
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I'm probably the most chilled gluten-intolerant on the planet, but FFS, how is that even possible? I accept that "could contain gluten" means there's always a risk (I've only been caught out once - about a fortnight ago - but it was entirely my own fault for taking the chance), but a product which is actually advertised as being gluten free? That's really taking the piss. There shouldn't be even a whiff of gluten anywhere near the production facility.

Shoddy.
Could just be something as simple as forgetting to change a mixer blade which has previously mixed gluten flour. Probably not going to really affect someone who is just* "gluten intolerant" but would be serious for a coeliac.

I was chatting with a lady on holiday who was seriously coeliac and was affected badly by someone using the toaster on the breakfast buffet set aside and clearly marked in 5 languages for gluten-free products to toast a normal bread roll. She spent 5 of her 14-night holiday in a Greek hospital.

*Not to demean gluten intolerance in any way.
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Could just be something as simple as forgetting to change a mixer blade which has previously mixed gluten flour.
I understand that, and know that this is the reason most products say "can contain traces of gluten". But it should not even be possible in a product which is actively advertised as "gluten free". There should have never been any gluten-containing product anywhere near the production line.
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More correctly called 'biscuits' in British English. The tangled web of language goes something like this, as I understand it:

- What they call cookies, we call biscuits
- What we call cookies, they call cookies
- What they call biscuits, we call scones
- What they call scones is simply an abomination...
let's not move onto what they call beer ...

or football for that matter.
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