The following is the Food Standards Australia new Zealand latest recall notice and is included here with permission.
Please find below information on recent Australian consumer level food recalls. This information is also available on our website at www.foodstandards.gov.au
Date Notified To FSANZ: 16 September 2011
Food Type: Juice
- Apple Time Apple
- Apple Time Apple Mango
- Apple Time Triple Berries
- Homebrand Orange
- Homebrand Orange Mango
Package Description & Size:
- Apple Time Apple 2L plastic bottle
- Apple Time Apple Mango 2L plastic bottle
- Apple Time Triple Berries 2L plastic bottle
- Homebrand Orange 3L plastic bottle
- Homebrand Orange Mango 3L plastic bottle
Country of Origin: Australia
- Apple Time Apple 28/05/2012
- Apple Time Apple Mango 28/05/2012
- Apple Time Triple Berries 28/05/2012
- Homebrand Orange 27/05/2012 and 29/05/2012
- Homebrand Orange Mango 27/05/2012 and 29/05/2012
Apple Time products: small retail and independent food stores in QLD only.
Homebrand products: Woolworths and Food for Less Stores in QLD and Woolworths stores in Northern NSW*.
* Ballina, Ballina Fair, Byron Bay, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Kingscliff, Lismore, Lismore Square, Macksville, Mullumbimby, Nambucca Heads, Park Beach Plaza, Toormina, Tweed City, Tweed Heads.
Overseas Distribution: Asahi Beverages Australia Pty Ltd has not exported this product.
Reason for Recall: Possible presence of foreign matter – (metal shavings)
Problem: The recall of the above products is due to the possible presence of foreign matter – (metal shavings)
Food Safety Hazard: Beverages containing metal may cause injury if consumed.
What to do: Consumers should not consume these products and they should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Contact Details: Please call Asahi Beverages Consumer Relation Centre – 1800 244 054
Date Notified To FSANZ: 19 September 2011
Food Type: Cheese
Product Name: Mainland Extra Tasty Cheddar Cheese
Package Description & Size: 200g and 400g vacuum sealed pack
Country of Origin: This product is made in New Zealand for distribution in Australia
Date Marking: Best Before 28 February 2012
Australian Distribution: The recalled product has been available for sale in retail outlets such as Coles and Woolworths (and associated retail outlets), IGA/Food Land and Franklins Australia wide
Overseas Distribution: Fonterra Brands Australia has not exported this product.
Reason for Recall: Presence of metal fragments
Problem: The recall of the above products is due to the detection of a metal fragment found in one product.
Food Safety Hazard: Food products containing metal fragments may cause injury if consumed.
What to do: Consumers should not eat this product.
Customers should return the products to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.
There have been no reports of anyone becoming injured. The recall is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our consumers.
The recall applies only to the above-mentioned product with the nominated sizes, best before date and batch numbers and no other Mainland products are affected.
Contact details: For further information, please call the Fonterra consumer information line:1800 633 275
Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd
327 Ferntree Gully Road
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149
Reg No. 550