We all know and love the Lucas’ Papaw Ointment range. It’s a staple in most of our homes but people are being urged to check their current stash of Lucas’ Papaw products after the TGA has issued a recall.

The recall is due to microbial contamination. The microorganisms have been identified as Aspergillus tubingensis, Sordaria humanaPenicillium paneum and Paenibacillus glucanolyticus. The first three are considered fungi while the final one is a bacterium. 

According to the TGA,

These moulds and bacteria pose minimal risk to the general population. There is a remote risk that individuals who are immunocompromised could become ill if they are exposed to these organisms.

Lucas’ papaw recall: The affected batches 

The affected batch numbers are:

Product SizesBatch NumberExpiry
15g00522D22April 2025
00822E25May 2025
00822E26May 2025
00822E27May 2025
00822F01Jun 2025
00822F03Jun 2025
00822F06Jun 2025
00822E31May 2025
75g00522E04May 2025
00522E05May 2025
200g00822E30May 2025

 

What to do now

Check your Lucas’ Papaw Ointment products and see if the batch numbers match up. You can find these numbers at the ‘crimpy’ at the top of the 15 gram tube or at the bottom of the 75 gram and 200 gram containers.

If you do have a contaminated batch, stop using it immediately. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund or contact Lucas’ Papaw Remedies Customer Service on 1800 861 852.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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