Punnets of sliced white and brown mushrooms have been recalled because they may contain large pieces of white plastic.
Costa Group, the country’s largest produce supplier, says 200 gram, 375g and 500g punnets with best before or use by dates up to and including July 19, 2018 are affected.
There is a potential hazard if plastic pieces are swallowed, Costa said, urging customers to return the product to the store of purchase for a full refund.
The recalled product is available in Coles, Woolworths, ALDI and independent supermarkets in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the ACT. It’s sold under several brands including Woolworths, Coles, Karidale and Costa Mushrooms.
In a statement Costa said: “As soon as the issue was detected, even though there were no reported incidents, Costa advised food safety authorities of the intention to conduct a recall, and retailers were notified to withdraw the product from sale.
“While the probability of consumer impact is extremely low, and the large pieces of white inert plastic would be highly visible, consumers who have not used the sliced mushrooms are advised to return the product to the store of purchase to receive a full refund.”
To view the full list of recalled items, click here.
Earlier this week, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) issued a recall for a number of frozen vegetable products sold at Aldi, Woolworths and IGA because of contamination concerns involving listeria bacteria.