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Date
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PR170624
03/02/2017
Food Alert: Potential contamination with Norovirus in Begro's Frozen Strawberries lot L6299B1.
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MT
PR170138
23/01/2017
Food Alert: Presence of high level of the metal cadmium in Disney - Ceramic 3 Pieces Breakfast Set ﴾Cup,bowl and plate﴿, Decorated by motifs of Star Wars Kylo Ren
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MT
PR170120
20/01/2017
Food Alert: Presence of plastic pieces in Thorntons - Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa
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MT
PR170051
11/01/2017
Food Alert: Presence of undeclared milk in Lenny & Larry's Complete Cookie - Chocolate Chip
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MT
PR162786
06/12/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said product must not be consumed by persons allergic to almonds and hazelnuts since it contains these ingredients which are not declared on the label. It has to be pointed out that although on the product there is the term ‘noci’, when translated, this term actually means walnuts and hence does not include almonds and hazelnuts.
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MT
PR162407
31/10/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, the said products must not be consumed since they contain undeclared / unauthorised sulphites.
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MT
PR161956
14/09/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the following product must not be consumed due to the presence of unauthorised substance Agmatine Sulfate within same product
EN
MT
PR161954
13/09/2016
The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to notify that, following repeated sampling of seawater carried out on a daily basis during the last days, the dog friendly beach in Baħar iċ‐Ċagħaq is once again fit for bathing and thus the health warning is hereby being lifted.
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MT
PR161921
09/09/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said product must not be consumed since it contains the unauthorised ingredient Synephrine.
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MT
PR161910
08/09/2016
The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to notify that, until further notice, bathing is not recommended due to sewage overflow at: Malta – Dog‐Friendly Beach – Baħar iċ‐Ċagħaq
EN
MT
PR161895
06/09/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said product must not be consumed by persons allergic to hazelnuts since it contains hazelnuts which are undeclared on the label.
EN
MT
PR161862
02/09/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said product must not be consumed by persons allergic to soya since it contains soya which is undeclared on the label.
EN
MT
PR161798
28/08/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said product must not be consumed by persons allergic to soya since it might contain traces of soya.
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MT
PR161763
10/08/2016
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 said product must not be consumed since it can pose a risk of suffocation due to the possibility of the presence of a foreign body (pieces of foam).
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MT
PR161755
09/08/2016
The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to notify that following repeated sampling of seawater carried out on a daily basis during the last few days, the bathing site at Tax‐Xema, St. Paul’s Bay (Site Code C 22) is once again fit for bathing and thus the health warning is hereby being lifted.
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MT
PR161728
04/08/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, the said product must not be consumed by persons who are allergic to prawns, since it contains undeclared prawns.
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MT
PR161731
04/08/2016
The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to notify that until further notice bathing is not recommended due to sewage overflow at Malta – Tax‐Xema, St Paul’s Bay (Site Code C 22)
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MT
PR161695
30/07/2016
The Environmental Health Directorate, in consultation with the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, would like to inform the general public that the Buġibba Water Park will be temporarily closed due to technical problems. The necessary steps are being taken by both entities to allow the park to reopen as soon as possible.
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MT
PR161658
25/07/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said products must not be consumed by persons allergic to mustard since they contain traces of mustard seeds.
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MT
PR161532
08/07/2016
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 from information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed the said product must not be consumed since it contains a high level of cyanide.
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MT
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Environmental Health Directorate 
Continental Business Centre, 
Cutrico Buildings, Level 1, 
Old Railway Road,
Santa Venera, SVR 9018

Malta
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(+356) 21337333

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