Koo Beans, vegetables pulled over contamination fears

Microbial contamination is behind the product recall for a range of canned foods sold in stores across Australia.

Food Standards Australia has announced Sapro Australia has pulled a range of Koo brand vegetable products from shelves due to safety concerns.

Vegetable, bean and corn varieties were yanked, including Koo’s Butter Beans in Flavoured Brine.

The recall is due to potential microbial contamination as a result of a canning failure.

The date of manufacture listed on the recall notice ranges from May 1, 2019 up to and May 5, 2021.

The product recall targeted Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce; Butter Beans in Flavoured Brine; Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce; Corn Creamstyle Sweetcorn; Whole Kernel Sweetcorn in Brine; Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce; Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce; Mixed Vegetables in Brine; Baked Beans in Chilli Sauce.

The items, which originate in South Africa, had been sold at independent food retailers nationwide.

It’s feared such a contamination may cause illness if consumed.

“Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the recall notice read.

“Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.”

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Author: Shirley