A DANGEROUS dye which triggered a major food scare in Huddersfield last year has been found again in imported spices.
Sudan 1 has been discovered in the Mehran brand Extra Hot Chilli Powder.
Now, Trading Standards officers in West Yorkshire are on the alert for the cancer-causing dye during their regular inspections of shops and restaurants.
Mehran chilli powder is imported by Bradford-based Moona Foods.
The affected product comes in 100g bags with a best before date of February 2006.
No other product has been contaminated.
Last summer, the discovery of the illegal colorant in chilli powder used in a range of chutneys and relishes made by Aspley- based firm Shaws of Huddersfield led to the firm recalling some products.
The retired chairman of Shaws won a top industry award for his handling of the scare.
Last month, Martin Shaw was named the 2004 Food Industry Personality of the Year.
He was nominated after coming out of retirement last August, when some of the chilli powder imported by Shaws was found to be contaminated.