If you’ve got a tub of Greek yoghurt in your fridge and you’re allergic to nuts, you may want to check that it’s safe to eat.
Chobani, which is sold in Australia’s top supermarkets, has ordered an urgent recall after lemon meringue tubs were mistakenly filled with almond flavour.
The product customers should be aware of is the specific Chobani Flip Almond Coco Loco 140g. The yoghurt had a Lemon Meringue Tang tub but has the Almond Coco Loco foil seal and is filled with Almond Coco Loco ingredients.
The recalled product has been available for sale in Coles, Woolworths and IGA in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has warned consumers who have an almond allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase and receive a full cash refund.
#recall: Chobani Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of Chobani Flip Almond Coco Loco 140g. Available for sale at Coles, Woolworths, IGAs & Independents in NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA and WA, due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (almond). BB 23/04/2019 https://t.co/3oM3QleP4s pic.twitter.com/J6m9dVL03s
— NSW Food Authority (@NSWFoodAuth) March 29, 2019
It comes after popular brand Bridgewater Poultry was forced to pull a number of products from shelves in Woolworths and independent stores in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, as well as Coles in Victoria and South Australia earlier this month.
The eggs originally recalled included Woolworths 12 Cage Free Eggs 700g (barcode 9300633636982), Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 600g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 700g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 800g and Loddon Valley Barn Laid 600g (in Victoria and South Australia only). Of those, the ones believed to be affected have best before dates of March 19, 20, 23, 27, 30 and April 3, 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 24, 27, 29.
Any eggs marked with the identifying stamp AF58-099-035 through to AF58-099-065 may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis and should not be consumed.
“The stamp AF58-099-035 through to AF58-099-065 will be found on the shell of individual eggs, not on the carton,” a statement released on Saturday read. “Consumers are advised they should not eat the eggs and to dispose of them in the garbage.”
The Food Authority also stressed that Australians be wary if ordering eggs from restaurants or cafes as potentially infected eggs are often sold to these outlets in bulk.