Food Recall: Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cakes


Food Recall: Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cakes

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UK FlagUK/London: Star Distribution (UK) Ltd, a Harrow, Middlesex, England establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cake from the British marketplace due to suspected metal fragment contamination and consequential risks of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage, bowel obstruction and sepsis, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

FSA: https://bit.ly/3Rndbcz

Direct link: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-48-2022

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Baked Goods are subject to recall:

  • Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cakes, sold in 600 gram loaves with a batch/lot code of B164, B165, B172, B185, B186, B192, B196 of B199 and a best-before date of 11 September 2022, 12 September 2022, 19 September 2022, 03 October 2022, 09 October 2022, 13 October 2022 or 16 October 2022

==> No barcodes, EANs, item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the FSA, Star Distribution (UK) Ltd, has recalled certain batch/lots of Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cake from the British marketplace due to suspected metal fragment contamination. As a direct result of this suspected defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Baked Goods identified above.

In general, if bone, glass, metal, plastic and/or rubber fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Karmen’s Cake Zone Sponge Cakes, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Sponge Cake to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Proposed Remedy:
==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-9-9, your closest hospital A&E or emergency centre equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage, bowel obstruction and/or sepsis.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Star Distribution (UK) Ltd. at 208 594 7100 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 British Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at info@stardistribution.co.uk.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Sponge Cake, please search for “baked goods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Metal Fragment contamination, please search for “metal” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Choking hazards, please search for “Choking” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Ingestion hazards, please search for “ingestion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Laceration hazards, please search for “Laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Bowel Obstruction hazards, please search for “bowel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Sepsis hazards, please search for “sepsis” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Star Distribution (UK) Ltd,, please search for “Star Distribution” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Karmen’s Cake Zone brand, please search for “Karmen” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
FSA Ref: FSA-PRIN-48-2022
Recalls Direct RIN: 16179-2022
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