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Coles recalls popular $1.40 staple over 'undeclared' ingredient

Coles has issued an urgent recall for two home brand tomato pastes, due to an undeclared allergen.

The recall notice was issued by the supermarket on Tuesday and it concerns Coles Tomato Paste 170g and Coles Tomato Paste 500g, both with a white label.

Both tomato pastes were sold at Coles supermarkets, Coles Local and through Coles Online nationally.

Coles tomato pastes, a 170g tin and 500g jar. Source: Coles/Supplied
The tomato pastes were sold nationally at Coles supermarkets, Coles Local and through Coles Online from July 2021. Source: Coles/Supplied

The recall applies to all best before dates that were sold in the last 12 months and were available nationally from July 2021.

"Customers who have a soy allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if they consume the product," the supermarket said in a media statement.

The Coles Tomato Paste in 500g is sold for $1.40, while the 170g tin is 90 cents.

A Coles sign is seen at a Coles supermarket in Canberra, Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
The tomato pastes sold at Coles stores were found to contain soy. SourceL AAP (AAPIMAGE)

Customers are able to return the product to any Coles supermarket to receive a full refund.

If customers purchased either of the affected tomato pastes online, they can receive a refund or credit by contacting Coles Online Customer Care on 1800 061 562.

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