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 humana, Penicillium 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:
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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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