Recall: Coles pulls popular smoked salmon product off shelves

Apr 21, 2021
Coles has pulled a popular smoked salmon products off shelves across the country. Source: Getty

Coles is urgently recalling a popular salmon product after a mistake was made with its expiration date.

The Coles Tasmanian Smoked Salmon 150g packet is available online, in Coles stores across Western Australia and all stores in Victoria (except Mildura).

The recall has been actioned as a precaution because the product was incorrectly labelled with a use-by date of April 7, 2023, instead of May 7, 2021, the retail giant said in a statement on Tuesday. In a seperate statement, Food Standards Australia said the food may cause illness if consumed after May 7, 2021.


“While the product is currently safe to eat, customers should not consume the product beyond the correct use-by date of May 7, 2021,” Coles advised. The supermarket chain added that other sizes in the same brand are still safe to eat, however.

Customers who don’t want to eat the salmon product can return it to any Coles supermarket for a full refund. “Coles Online customers can receive a full refund or credit by contacting Coles Online Customer Care on 1800 455 400,” the supermarket said. “We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience. Customers seeking further information can contact Coles Customer Care on 1800 061 562.”

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The latest recall comes after two urgent recalls were issued for a potentially “hazardous” Kmart chair and a pizza with an undeclared allergen present.

A recall notice for the pizza was issued by the Australian government’s food standards authority on Tuesday last week, due to the presence of fish in Byron Bay Pizza Co. BBQ Birdie frozen pizzas (500g). The recall only applies to pizzas with a best-before date up to and including July 2, 2021.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said the product has been available for sale at independent food retailers including IGA in New South Wales and Queensland.

“Any consumers who have a fish allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” it said. “Consumers who have a fish allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.”

And on Monday last week, Kmart Australia re-issued a national recall on a popular brand of chair. The recall was first made in 2016, however the retail giant has now re-circulated the same notice on its Facebook page to customers who may still have the chairs in their homes.

According to the post, the Kmart metal chair (keycodes 42024699, 42024705, 42122609 and 42127949) was available for purchase in red, black and white between July 2014 and March 2016, and has been recalled due to an “entrapment or laceration hazard”.

According to 7News in 2016, at least eight people had sliced their toes while using the chairs, which at the time were also being sold at Fantastic Furniture and Brayco.

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