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More than 80 food products recalled in Australia last year

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More than 80 food products were recalled across Australia last year, a new report has revealed.

More than 80 food products were recalled across Australia last year, a new report has revealed.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have released annual figures, which showed there were 87 total food recalls in Australia in 2019, down from 100 recalls in 2018.

Undeclared allergens, microbial contamination and chemical contamination were the most common reasons for recalls during this time period.

Thirty-two products were pulled from shelves for having undeclared allergens such as gluten, dairy, and peanuts.

Products recalled last year for this reason include the Bulla Ready To Decorate Icecream Cake Base, which was found to contain soy, and La Banderita White Corn Street Tacos which contained gluten.

Potential microbial contamination was reported in 30 food products last year, including all Meals on Wheels frozen products in South Australia, prompting a widespread recall.

In March 2019 the entire range of frozen meals were recalled due to a Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

Listeria may cause illness in the elderly, people with low immune systems, and pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Other products recalled in the past year included Coles milk, a number of different eggs, and variations of kombucha.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/product-recalls-australia-more-than-80-food-items-pulled-from-shelves-last-year/b0be6b16-5d57-4c23-a0b6-414fd4b036c9

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