Sliced mushrooms sold at major supermarkets recalled over plastic fears

Sliced mushroom punnets available at several Australian supermarkets have been recalled because they may contain large pieces of white plastic.

Costa Group – the country’s largest grower, pre-packer and marketer of fresh mushrooms – has recalled the 200g, 375g and 500g punnets of brown and white sliced mushrooms with a ‘best before’ date of July 19. 

The recalled product is available in Coles, Woolworths, ALDI and independent supermarkets in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT. 

Coles, Woolworths, ALDI and independent supermarkets and greengrocers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania & ACT have been forced to recall Costa mushrooms.Source: Food Standards AU/NZ

It is sold under several brands including Woolworths, Coles, Karidale and Costa Mushrooms.

There is a potential hazard if plastic pieces are swallowed, Costa said, urging customers to return the product to the store of purchase for a full refund.