A South Korean seasoned garlic and sesame bean paste product (Chung Jung One) is being recalled today from stores in New South Wales because of the presence of undeclared peanut.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said anyone with a peanut allergy or caregivers of people with peanut allergies should check whether they have the product in their homes.
Mr Booth said food regulatory agencies in several states were also investigating and testing other similarly branded bean paste products from the same overseas manufacturer and more recalls may occur.
“We know of at least one reported case of a person suffering an anaphylactic reaction to the product, so it is vital that anyone with a peanut allergy knows about this recall and the potential for other bean paste products from South Korea to be recalled.
“We will 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.
Read the recall notice
Information for food businesses about allergen labelling
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