As families across the nation begin preparing their Christmas feasts, supermarket giant Woolworths has issued a statewide recall in New South Wales for one of its festive favourites, the Shortcrust Summer Berry Mince Pies.
The move comes after the company identified a potential risk of metal contamination in a specific batch of the popular Christmas treat.
In a statement, the supermarket giant urged customers who purchased the Shortcrust Summer Berry Mince Pies six-packs with a ‘best before’ date of 13/06/2024 to return them immediately.
560 packets were sold in stores in New South Wales, from November 29 onwards.
Woolworths emphasised that no complaints have been received regarding the product but is taking this precautionary measure to ensure the safety of its customers.
“Woolworths is recalling Shortcrust Summer Berry Mince Pies 360g as a precaution due to potential metal contamination,” a Woolworths spokesperson stated.
“Woolworths takes product safety seriously and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this recall.”
Customers are advised to thoroughly check their cupboards for the affected product and only respond to the recall if they have the specific variety with the mentioned ‘best before’ date. Woolworths reassured shoppers that no other products or batches are impacted by this recall.
Concerned consumers can obtain a full refund by returning the Shortcrust Summer Berry Mince Pies to a Woolworths store. The company has also set up a dedicated customer service hotline (1800 103 515) for any queries or assistance related to the recall.
The recall serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance in ensuring the quality and safety of our festive feasts during this holiday season.