Issued By
North Yorkshire
County Council


FOOD specialists in North Yorkshire have issued an urgent warning to consumers to check their freezers for supplies of Maysum brand samosas and spring rolls, some of which have been contaminated with an illegal red colouring Sudan 1, a potentially cancer causing chemical.

The following products have been contaminated:

• Maysum meat samosas (packs of 12 and 20)
• Maysum vegetable samosas (packs of 12 and 20)
• Maysum chicken samosas (packs of 20)
• Maysum meat spring rolls (packs of 10)

Only products with Best Before dates between and including May 22, 2023 and October 14, 2023 are affected. No other Maysum products have been affected. Photographs of the affected product can be found on the Food Standards Agency website at

North Yorkshire County Council's trading standards and regulatory services are advising that consumers either return the product to the shop where it was purchased or alternatively put the product in their refuse bin.

Councillor Carl Les, the county council's executive member for trading standards, said: “The measure is precautionary and it must be stressed that the risk from consuming the product is very small indeed. However, we feel the advice needs to be given just in case North Yorkshire residents have purchased a product with the affected Best Before dates.”

Contact: Rob Blacklock - 01609-768642 Mob: 07773 005165

Executive member: Councillor Carl Les - 01677– 423702 Mob: 07860-639600

Group spokespeople: Councillor Steve Shaw-Wright (Lab) 01757-708849; Councillor Mrs Caroline Seymour (Lib-Dem) 01642-710382