Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today alerted consumers with peanut allergies to further recalls of South Korean bean paste products due to undeclared peanut.
FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said several Chung Jung One bean paste products have now been recalled from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
“Food enforcement agencies in the states and territories and at the border are continuing to investigate similarly branded bean paste products from the same overseas manufacturer,” Mr Booth said.
“Much of the related product has been withdrawn from sale and may be relabelled appropriately, but we are urging consumers who have a peanut allergy or care for someone with a peanut allergy to check whether they have the product in their homes.
“We will continue to update information as soon as it comes to hand from enforcement authorities.”
People who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a refund or dispose of the product.
Details of bean paste recalls
Information for food businesses about allergen labelling
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