Woolworths issues major recall

Supermarket giant Woolworths has been forced to issue a recall after a mistake over a potentially life-threatening product. Woolies is
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Supermarket giant Woolworths has been forced to issue a recall after a mistake over a potentially life-threatening product.

Woolies is asking customers to return it’s Simply Cook Chicken Chasseur – chicken that is marinated in a sauce – as it contains Crustacea that was not declared on the pack.

Anyone who is allergic to Crustacea (crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles etc) could have a dangerous allergy attack from eating the chicken.

This type of allergy is notoriously sensitive and dangerous and could land someone in hospital or worse.

Woolworths says anyone who returns the chicken will be given and full refund and those who are concerned about their health should see their doctor as soon as possible.

Product information

Product description
Simply Cook Chicken Chasseur

What are the defects?
The product is being recalled as it may contain Crustacea not declared on the pack.

What are the hazards?
Product contains allergen (Crustacea) not declared on the pack. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to Crustacea.

Where the product was sold
Tasmania
Victoria

Traders who sold this product
Woolworths and Safeway Supermarkets

Supplier
Woolworths Limited

What should consumers do?
Consumers should return it to their nearest Woolworths or Safeway Supermarket for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

The chicken being recalled.
The chicken being recalled.

The recall notice was delivered on the ACCC website. People are urged to share the message with friends and family, since it can be such a life-threatening allergy.

Have you ever bought this product? Do you have an allergy to seafood or Crustacea?

  1. OMG lucky my son is vegetarian. He has a severe seafood allergy and lives in Victoria. This is so irresponsible of Woolworths or their supplier. Most people who buy this type of thing cook it the night they buy it.

    • e.khan  

      How is this wooolworths fault.they didnt make it or package it

      • Lily Forbes  

        they chose to sell it, and as corporate citizens they have responsibility to be fully aware of food grade products that they choose to sell.

        • Vege 4 lyf  

          here comes the token vegetarian

        • Shani  

          Its IS a woolworths branded product .

    • Rosie  

      Why if he is vegetarian would he even get a chicken dish?

  2. J Milroy  

    Anything to make a quick buck forget about the little people and make as much as u can

  3. Woody  

    How is it Woolies fault. It the supplier that sold it to them that is the negligent one! Anyone with allergies would be silly to eat this type of pre packed food as all food machines can have traces of other things that get into the food

    • Patrick  

      The suppliers of Woolworths branded products have very strict guidelines they must abide by. All ingredients and manufacturing procedures are approved by woolies before any product becomes available to retail customer. These ingredients and procedures are audited regularly by Woolworths approved audit bodies. Woolworths also design and approve all packaging and labeling before any products are manufactured. Since Woolwoths has complete control of packaging design and labeling and is also fully aware of the ingredients of the products I would say it is Woolworths fault and they seem to get this sort of thing wrong a lot more than they should.

      (I work for a company that manufactures Woolworths branded products.)

  4. jayne  

    No, don’t like pre-packaged ‘easy meals’, & I certainly would NOT buy a Chicken one: think Salmonella.

    I’ve no allergies’ to anything, thank goodness, but my Sister is allergic to ONLY Sea Scallops, all others’ she’s ok with! Go figure!

  5. Pam watson  

    If one tends to go for prepared foods instead of fresh they should always protest with small amount or just by pass this type of product. I know it’s hard but always aware. Good on Woollies for jumping to this so quickly.

  6. Pam watson  

    If one tends to go for prepared foods instead of fresh they should always protest with small amount or just by pass this type of product. I know it’s hard but always aware. Good on Woollies for jumping to this so quickly.

  7. Ron Lyons  

    Food allergy’s and vaccine damage go together…….

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