A popular collagen product has been recalled due to contamination with mould.
Swisse Beauty Collagen Glow Gummies is described as a medicine to support skin elasticity, firmness and healthy glowing skin.
It is listed for sale online at Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Chemist Warehouse.
“Mould has been found in some bottles of Swisse Beauty Collagen Glow Gummies,” the TGA said in a statement.
“This is visible to the naked eye as discolouration and texture changes to the gummies.
While this type of mould — Aspergillus penicillioides — poses minimal risk to the general population, there is a remote chance that individuals who are immunocompromised could become ill if they consume a product contaminated with this mould.
Those who take the Collagen Glow Gummies are being urged to check the batch number displayed on the back of the bottle, below the product barcode.
If the bottle is from batch 106188, customers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the shop they purchased it from for a refund.
People can also contact Swisse Wellness customer service on 1800 794 773.
No other batches or Swisse products are affected by this recall at this time.
Any customers or health professionals who notice a problem, are urged to report it to the TGA.
The news comes after several big-brand sunscreens sold at Australian supermarkets and stores were recalled due to the presence of a cancer-causing chemical.
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