Product Recalls?

Product Recall - Mars UK - Galaxy and Maltesers products - Salmonella Risk
By pgn
@pgntwo (22553)
Carthage, Tunisia
June 9, 2017 1:30pm CST
If you don't read newspapers, watch the TV, access social media, how else would you get information like that below? It is posted on display boards in retail outlets, sometimes...
Mars Chocolate UK has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its chocolate products because the products might contain salmonella.
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@topffer (36106)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
9 Jun 17
I never searched for that in France, I found it and it makes me laugh : the two last products called back are sweet ciders, because there is a risk that the fermentation starts again in the bottle.They say the bottle may explode. It might happen probably as often as the explosion of a champagne bottle. The problem is probably elsewhere : You buy a 1° cider for children, and suddenly they become drunk like if they had had a strong cider.
NOM DU PRODUIT : Cidre DOUX  MARQUE : POMME D'AURE DESIGNATION OU MODELE :
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jun 17
@topffer I bet that last one went down with a bang...
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@topffer (36106)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
9 Jun 17
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• United States
9 Jun 17
Here in the US there is info given to the stores by the head office pertaining to the recall. There is info on what to pull from the shelf as well as placards that are attatched to the shelf where the item was. I think even the customer service desk has a poster detailing the recall and what the customer can do. I don't watch much television and so don't always hear of the recalls. We sell the maltesers and (I think) galaxy bars here in the US. Not sure how international foods are handled. I know, for my store, it is stocked by a secondary party, a vendor.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jun 17
This recall is probably only for the UK market - but what if it was purchased at a port or airport...? Someone could get sick, salmonellosis is not pleasant.
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• United States
9 Jun 17
@pgntwo I imagine there is some way to track it. I would think that the products we get brought into us are manufactured in their respective countries. The grocery outlets might not be informed but those in charge of stocking it on the grocery store's shelves would be and can remove it.
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• United States
18 Jun 17
HoooBOY I'm glad this never happens in America.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
18 Jun 17
The irony! Just imagine...
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• United States
18 Jun 17
@pgntwo ikr?
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
18 Jun 17
@Iquestionitall Horse meat in ready meals caused a kerfuffle here some years back. I heard some whitening agent in milk was cause for concern in the US. So it goes.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jun 17
Good point ...... butt I thought retailers were supposed to pull products that are recalled.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jun 17
But what if you bought the product before the recall was publici(z|s)ed?
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jun 17
Mostly I buy locally grown organic foods and so far I've had the good fortune not to have had a problem with them @pgntwo also I check whatever site shows the recalls to see if what I bought is listed.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jun 17
@rebelann Wise moves. There was a lot of illness carried by market vegetables from somewhere in north Germany some years back... traced I think to a contaminated water supply used to irrigate the plants. It took a lot of work to identify which vegetable or crop was affected, and it was the water supply all along.
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• Midland, Michigan
18 Jun 17
Weird, I've not heard of salmonella being found in chocolates before. I wouldn't hear of many recalls if I didn't work in a grocery store. I worked at a restaurant years ago where several people complained of food poisoning after eating spaghetti. I ate the same thing the same day and didn't have any repercussions. I sometimes wonder whether some have other issues and blame it on the foods eaten that day rather than their own uncommon sense. Of course, I know that it can be a problem, but if foods are tainted it should be a problem for everyone not just a chosen few. Many companies send those recalls out just to be on the safe side.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
18 Jun 17
Food recalls cover things like mislabelling too, eg nuts or dairy used in a product but omitted from the list of ingredients. And yes, tolerance to various stomach bugs varies a lot between individuals. Years ago, it was unlikely you'd endure a long trip to a hot country without coming up against a touch of the collywobbles, an upset stomach or Delhi Belly.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
12 Jun 17
I guess if you don't do any of the things you mention and you had the product in your possession you would eat it and get sick which is sad but I guess it is always buyer beware!! Let's hope it doesn't happen often.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
12 Jun 17
I hope so. There have been instances of people getting sick after consuming Cadbury's chocolate previously.
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• Preston, England
10 Jun 17
must be bad for anyone who has just ate some of those immediately before seeing the recall warnings
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
10 Jun 17
Gut-wrenchingly so, yes.
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@Susan2015 (21698)
• United States
9 Jun 17
Many times we hear about them on the news. But what if some don't watch the news, then how in the world do they know if it's something they already bought.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
10 Jun 17
This is true. And many advisories are because a product may have an unlisted ingredient, like milk or nuts... Notices about contamination with glass or metal shards is also common.
@MALUSE (43584)
• Uzbekistan
9 Jun 17
Pfui Teufel!
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jun 17
Pooh, yes, exactly.
@xFiacre (5229)
• Ireland
9 Jun 17
@pgntwo My aunt and uncle were called Sam n Ella.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jun 17
Oldies but goodies
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@LadyDuck (176490)
• Switzerland
10 Jun 17
It's nice to inform people using a display board, but what if someone was a tourist? Salmonella is not nice.
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• United States
10 Jun 17
There is never anything around here posted on retail outlets. Only online for me or as you say news tv.
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@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
9 Jun 17
Good to alert for those in the UK.
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@maezee (33391)
• United States
9 Jun 17
Thanks for the info. Thats certainly good to know.
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