Product Recalls

Voluntary Golden North Ice Cream Recall Over Alleged Metal Contamination

Ice cream maker Golden North has recalled nine products nationwide after a consumer complaint about metal fragments in one of its frozen desserts.

Manufacturing more than just their Golden North label in SA’s mid-north factory, the brands affected include Black and Gold, Country Style, Foodland, Simple with best before dates ranging from 4-14 December, 2019.

“The recall includes some Golden North branded products and others it manufactures, which are sold under different labels,” Dr Fay Jenkins, SA Health food director said in a statement.

“Golden North is investigating the issue at its Laura production facility and is working with the regulator Dairysafe to address any issues.”

“It is a voluntary recall that the company instigated.” and Golden North say the recall is for ‘precautionary purposes’ and that there’s been no harm or injury.

“The recall is being conducted due to the possible presence of small metal pieces in the ice cream,” a company statement says.

A spokesperson said production line two has been identified as the potential source of the contamination, and affected products have the mark ‘L2’ near the ‘best before’ dates.

The recalled products are sold at the following outlets:

  • Coles and Woolworths (SA & NT)
  • Foodland (SA)
  • IGA and Supa IGA (SA, WA, VIC, NSW and QLD)
  • Drakes Foodmarkets (QLD)
  • OTR (SA) and at the company’s offices at North Cavan in Adelaide
The full range of nine products recalled in the Golden North ice cream recall.
Golden North Recalled Products  Best before dates (L2)
Black & Gold 2-litre Vanilla December 4, 2019
Black & Gold 2-litre Chocolate Choc Chip December 8 & 12, 2019
Country Style 5-litre Vanilla December 7, 13 & 14, 2019
Country Style 5-litre Krazy Kolors December 13, 2019
Foodland 4-litre Neapolitan December 12, 2019
Golden North 2-litre Vanilla December 5 & 8, 2019
Golden North 2-litre Honey December 6, 2019
Simple 2-litre Vanilla December 7, 2019
Simple 2-litre Neapolitan December 7, 2019


“Metal fragments can be potentially dangerous and cause injury if ingested,” Dr Jenkins said.

“[The company] is cooperating with SA Health and Food Standards Australia-New Zealand to remove the affected products from retailers’ shelves.”

Dr Jenkins said consumers with affected products csn take them back to the places of purchase to receive refunds.

Ice cream isn’t the only product being recalled this week. Mum Central has also reported in recent days about a national recall on baby and child car seats as well as on baby teething toys and sleepwear.

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    Heidi O'Day Reply

    Thanks so much for the icecream recalls. I always buy different tubs depending on price so will go check the freezer immediately. These ones really scare me as we never check our food properly when it’s an adults serve.

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