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Some TK Maxx and Homesense pasta recalled

Some Conforti brand pasta products sold by TK Maxx and Homesense are being recalled from customers because they might be infested with insects. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information. If you have bought an affected product you can return it for a full refund.

The products listed below are being recalled. Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in TK Maxx and Homesense stores, explaining to customers why the products have been recalled. Copies of the two notices, which include images of some of the recalled products, can be found at the links below.

Product details

The products being recalled are:

Trapunte

  • Packaging: blue
  • Size: 500g
  • Lot number: 91050139
  • Best before: 13 May 2012

Fiorentine

  • Packaging: blue
  • Size: 500g
  • Lot number: 91005449
  • Best before: 17 July 2012

Strozzapreti

  • Packaging: wrapped in yellow paper
  • Size: 500g
  • Lot number: 91005449
  • Best before: 17 July 2012

Tacconi

  • Packaging: wrapped in yellow paper
  • Size: 500g
  • Lot number: 91051387
  • Best before: 2 February 2012

Girelle Pasta

  • Packaging: wrapped in yellow paper
  • Size: 500g
  • Lot number: 91050541
  • Best before: 1 June 2012

No other TK Maxx and Homesense Conforti brand products are known to be affected.

Food alerts

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Food alerts are the FSA's way of letting local authorities and consumers know about problems associated with food and, in some cases, providing details of specific action to be taken. They are issued under two categories:

  • Food Alerts: for Action
  • Food Alerts: for Information

You can get FSA alerts either by email or SMS text. Visit the Get Alerts page at the link below to find out how.

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