Urgent recall: Leggo’s Fresh Napoli sauce recalled over contamination fears

Aug 11, 2021
Leggo's Fresh Napoli sauce has been available for sale at Woolworths stores aross Australia. Source: Queensland Health/Facebook - Getty

A popular pasta sauce has been recalled nationwide over fears it is contaminated with plastic and metal fragments.

Food Standards Australia has reported that Patties Foods Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of 250-gram containers of Leggo’s Fresh Napoli Sauce with Tomato, Garlic, Basil & Oregano. The product has been available for sale at Woolworths stores aross Australia and has a use-by date of October 2, 2021.

“The recall is due to the potential presence of foreign matter (metal and plastic),” Food Standards Australia said in a statement.

Consumers have been warned not to eat or cook with the recalled sauce as it may cause illness or injury. Instead, consumers are advised to head to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Concerned consumers can contact Patties Foods Pty Ltd on 1800 650 069 or email them at [email protected] for more information.

The recall comes a week after the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) issued an urgent recall of a popular sunscreen, after the carcinogenic chemical benzene was detected in certain batches of product.

The TGA issued the urgent recall for the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ aerosol sunscreen on Monday, after the chemical was detected in certain batches being sold in Australia.

The authority said that bottles of the aerosol sunscreen, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson Pacific Pty Ltd, with an expiry date of August 30, 2023, or earlier should not be used due to possible health risks linked to benzene.

The TGA said benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure. While the chemical is not a listed ingredient of the sunscreen, it is used in the manufacturing process.

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