A popular Australian wine brand sold in Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores has recalled three types of vermouth over fears of a life-threatening allergen that wasn’t declared on the label.
78 Degrees Distillery, a South Australian company, is urgently pulling 750ml dry vermouth, rosso vermouth and rosé vermouth off shelves “due to the presence of undeclared allergens”, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) announced.
The allergen in question, sulphites, was unlabelled on batch codes: 22060 (Dry, Rosso, Rose), 22244 (Rosso), 22333 (Dry, Rosso, Rose).
“Any consumers who have a sulphites allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” the recall notice warned.
Sulphites can cause allergy-like reactions, similar to hay fever and hives, but in rare cases can cause anaphylaxis, which could be life threatening if untreated.
FOOD RECALL: The Hills Distillery's 78⁰ Vermouth Dry, Rosso, & Rosé (all 750ml varieties) are being recalled due to the presence of undeclared allergens (sulphites). More info: https://t.co/WvRolLQ57Z pic.twitter.com/8aqOJiE5BH
— FoodStandardsAusNZ (@FSANZnews) August 8, 2023
“Consumers who have a sulphites allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund,” FSANZ said.
The affected batches were sold in Dan Murphy’s stores in NSW, South Australia and Victoria, BWS stores in South Australia and independent bottle shops around the country.
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