A leading South Australian ice cream manufacturer has issued a nationwide recall of several leading products due to contamination fears.
Golden North has been forced to call back nine products sold in leading supermarkets, including Coles and Woolworths, after a consumer found metal fragments inside one of their products.
SA Health’s Director Food and Controlled Drugs, Dr Fay Jenkins, said the recall was a precautionary measure and there had been no reports of harm or injury.
“Metal fragments can be potentially dangerous and cause injury if ingested,” Dr Jenkins said in a statement on Friday.
“Golden North is investigating the issue at its Laura production facility and is working with the regulator Dairysafe to address any issues.
The company, alongside SA Health and Food Standards Australia-New Zealand, are working to reduce the potential threat to its customers.
“The recall includes some Golden North branded products and others it manufactures, which are sold under different labels.”
In South Australia these products are sold at Coles, Woolworths, Foodland, Supa IGA, IGA, OTR and Golden North’s Cavan offices.
Anyone who has purchased an affected product should check the “best before” date and return it for a full refund or call 1800 001 572 for more information.
For health concerns, consumers should contact their GP or healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.
Recalled ice cream products
• Black & Gold 5-litre Vanilla - Best Before 04 Dec 19
• Black & Gold 2-litre Chocolate Choc Chip - Best Before 08 Dec 19 and 12 Dec 19
• Country Style 5-litre Vanilla - Best Before 07 Dec 19, 13 Dec 19 and 14 Dec 19
• Country Style 5-litre Krazy Kolors - Best Before 13 Dec 19
• Foodland 4-litre Neapolitan - Best Before 12 Dec 19
• Golden North 2-litre Vanilla - Best Before 05 Dec 19 and 08 Dec 19
• Golden North 2-litre Honey - Best Before 06 Dec 19
• Simple 2-litre Vanilla - Best Before 07 Dec 19
• Simple 2-litre Neapolitan - Best Before 07 Dec 19
No other Golden North products are affected by the recall.