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28/03/2024

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE NOTICE


 

In accordance with the Food Safety Act and Regulation (EC) No. 178 of 2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to inform the public that the following a market surveillance exercise conducted in the last weeks, the below mentioned products (starch based snacks) must not be consumed due to the presence of an additive (food colouring E110) which is declared on the label but is not authorised for use in these products.

 

E110 is also known as Sunset Yellow FCF, Orange Yellow S, Food Yellow No. 5, or FD&C Yellow No. 6.  E110 is an azo dye authorised for use as a food additive in the EU for certain food items such as non-heat processed meat, processed fish, mustard and sauces, flavoured drinks, etc but with applicable corresponding maximum levels in line with EU Regulation 1333 of 2008.  The use of this colour (and few others) also requires the additional warning “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children" to appear on labels when used.  However, its use is not allowed at all in this category of products i.e. ready-to-eat savouries and snacks (Potato- cereal- flour- or starch-based snacks). ​

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Brand:La La
Name of product on the label:Salt & Vinegar Fish Crackers
Weight:100g
Origin:Philippines​
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Brand:La La
Name of product on the label:Fish Crackers
Weight:50g; 100g
Origin:Philippines

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Brand:La La
Name of product on the label:Sweet Chilli Fish Crackers
Weight:100g
Origin:Philippines

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Brand:La La
Name of product on the label:Prawn Crackers Hot & Spicy
Weight:100g
Origin:

Philippines

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Brand:Yashoda Foods
Name of product on the label:Current Cheese Balls
Weight:60g
Origin:Nepal

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Brand:Yashoda Foods
Name of product on the label:Current Cheese Balls
Weight:60g
Origin:Nepal​​


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Brand:Yashoda Foods
Name of product on the label:Current Spicy Cheese Balls
Weight:60g
Origin:Nepal


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Brand:Jack'n Jill
Name of product on the label:Piattos Cheese flavoured potato crisps
Weight:85g
Origin:Philippines
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Brand:Jack'n Jill
Name of product on the label:Piattos Nacho Pizza flavoured potato crisps
Weight:85g
Origin:Philippines
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Brand:Jack'n Jill
Name of product on the label:Mr. Chips Nacho cheese flavoured corn chips
Weight:100g
Origin:

Philippines

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Brand:Jack'n Jill
Name of product on the label:Nova Miltigrain snacks Country Cheddar Flavor
Weight:78g
Origin:Philippines

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Brand:Jack'n Jill
Name of product on the label:Chiz Curls
Weight:55g
Origin:

Philippines

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Brand:Regent
Name of product on the label:Cheese Ring Cheese flavoured snack
Weight:60g
Origin:Philippines
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Brand:Oishi
Name of product on the label:Rin-bee Cheese sticks
Weight:85g
Origin:Philippines
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Brand:ec
Name of product on the label:Twin Lion Cheese Bones Curls
Weight:58g


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Brand:Leslie's
Name of product on the label:Clover Chips
Weight:85g
Origin:

Philippines

 

Note:There are different types of this product on the market. The effected product has the colour indicated on the original label which may have been covered by another label.
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 Brand:Barcel
 Name of product on the label:Takis Original
 Origin:Mexico
 Note:This product is manufactured also in EU countries, with a recipe adapted to EU Regulations. Hence not all the products on the market are effected.
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 Brand:Barcel
 Name of product on the label:Takis Fuego
 Origin:Mexico
 Note:This product is manufactured also in EU countries, with a recipe adapted to EU Regulations. Hence not all the products on the market are effected.​

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Brand:Barcel
Name of product on the label:Takis Nitro
Origin:Mexico
Note:This product is manufactured also in EU countries, with a recipe adapted to EU Regulations. Hence not all the products on the market are effected.
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For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Health Inspectorate Services between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on telephone number 21337333 or by email on [email protected].  The public is also being invited to access the Directorate's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EHDMalta  or our official website at https://environmentalhealth.gov.mt for similar information.