Planning mushrooms on toast for brekky tomorrow? You’d best check your punnets … they could be recalled.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a recall for 200 gram, 375g and 500g punnets with best before or use by dates up to and including July 19, 2018. This is due to potential contamination by large pieces of plastic.
The affected mushrooms have been on shelves in Coles, Woolworths, ALDI and independent supermarkets and greengrocers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
The sliced mushrooms were manufactured by Costa Group, Australia’s largest grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. The contamination is thought to be due to damage to the plastic rollers on the packing line at Costa’s Victorian mushroom production facility.
Mushrooms packaged in plastic bags are not impacted by the recall.
FSANZ says the sliced mushroom recall with the relevant vendor number displayed on the punnet label are impacted:
- Woolworths brand – 30274
- Coles brand – 922646
- Karidale (Aldi brand) – VN 01102
- Costa mushrooms – All
What should consumers do?
Consumers with a punnet of contaminated mushrooms should return them to the store they purchased from for a refund.
For more information, contact Mushroom Exchange on 1800 849 282 or email [email protected]