Issued By
Northumberland
County Council

Contaminated Frozen Samosas and Spring Rolls

THE Food Standards Agency today warned that the Maysum brand of frozen samosas and spring rolls has been found to be illegally contaminated with the dye Sudan 1, a chemical which could cause cancer.

Mick King, Country Trading Standards Officer said, “This is the latest in a series of warnings on Sudan 1. As before the main concern of the department is the safety of the public. Consequently our efforts are directed at ensuring that the product is taken off the market. Anyone who has this product should throw it away or return it to the supplier.”

The products in question are:

• Maysum Meat Samosas.

These are packed either in lots of 12 or lots of 20 in opaque plastic bags.

The colour of the bags containing the lots of 12 are maroon. On the right hand side of the bag there is a clear viewing window with a gold and black border and a picture of part of a plate containing samosas. On the top left hand corner the brand name is enclosed in a red crest with an image of an Indian woman behind. The product description is below the brand name in white writing.

The bags containing lots of 20 are blue in colour. On the front there is the product description in white lettering. There is also a white image of an Indian style temple.

• Maysum Vegetable Samosas:

The lots of 12 have a similar design to the bags of meat samosas with the exception of the background colour, which is green.

The bags of 20 have a similar design to the bag containing 20 meat samosas with the exception of the background colour, which is green.

• Maysum Chicken Samosas

This product is packed in lots of 20 and has a similar design to the bag containing 20 meat samosas with the exception of the background colour, which is brown.

• Maysum Meat Spring Rolls

This product is packed in lots of 10 and has a similar design as the bag containing 20 meat samosas but with two exceptions: the background colour, which is brown/orange and the plate which now has spring rolls displayed on it.

For all of the above products, only those displaying a Best Before Date between and including 22 May 2023 and 14 October 2004 are affected by this warning. No other Maysum products are known to be affected.

More information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website at:
www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/alerts/maysum

For further information please contact:

Trading Standards Department
Loansdean
Morpeth
NE61 2AP
Telephone: 01670 534585
Fax: 01670 534590
Email: tradingstandards@northumberland.gov.uk

Further information is available from:
Nicola Sleightholme, Public Relations Assistant, Northumberland County Council
Tel: 01670 533252
Email: nsleightholme@northumberland.gov.uk
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