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Product Safety Australia recalls this week

PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd — Rafferty’s Garden Organic Baby Rice Cereal - The presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten (oats)).

Home Ice Cream Pty Ltd — Gary Gumball Ice Creams - The recall is due to the potential presence of glass in the gumball.

Protein Supplies Australia — Lactose Free Whole Milk Powder - The recall is due to the presence of a foreign matter (metal).

Blackall Country Cheese Pty Ltd t/as Woombye Cheese Company - various cheeses - the recall is due to microbial contamination (E. coli).

Metcash — Black and Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg - the recall is due to possible microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination.


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