Date published: 16 November 2022
Eumarrah Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of poppy seeds sold as:Eumarrah Poppy Seeds 250g (see image)Best Before dates 7.10.2023 & 14.10.2023The 250g product has been available for sale at independent food retailers including IGA & direct from Eumarrah stores in TAS.
The poppy seeds have also been displayed unpackaged and available for sale since 2 September 2022 from Eumarrah stores in Hobart and Launceston, Grain Grocer in Launceston, Huon Valley Health Food Pharmacy and Naturopathica in Huonville, Nuts About Health in Wynyard & Wholesome House in Mowbray.
The recall is due to the potential presence of a chemical (thebaine) due to unsafe poppy seeds entering the food supply.
Food safety hazard Food products containing thebaine may cause illness if consumed. Severe poisoning soon after ingestion has occurred in some people who have consumed large amounts of poppy seeds.
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What to do
Consumers should not eat these products and should return to the place of purchase for a full refund and safe disposal. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
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