Vegemite snack pack recalled from Coles stores nationwide

There’ll be unhappy little Vegemites everywhere following the latest national recall.

Calbee Australia has been forced to pull its Vegemite-infused baked pea crisps off shelves at Coles after an allergen wasn’t declared on its packaging.

“Calbee Australia is conducting a recall of Calbee Harvest Snaps Vegemite (200g),” the country’s food regulatory body, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, announced online.

Calbee Harvest Snaps Vegemite (200g) sold at Coles.
Calbee Australia says its Harvest Snaps Vegemite (200g) baked pea crisps, which are sold at Coles, do contain gluten. Source: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

“The recall is due to incorrect allergen information (gluten) in the nutrition information panel.”

“Any consumers who have a gluten allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.”

The recalled snack, which is made in Thailand and has been available for sale at Coles stores nationally, includes best before dates of 28 August, 2023 and 29 August, 2023.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is urging any customers with a gluten allergy or intolerance not to consume the product and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, people can contact Calbee Australia on 1800 225 233.

A Coles store.
The product had been sold at Coles stores across the country. Source: AAP

More gluten found in gluten free products

It’s not the first time a supposedly gluten free product has made it onto our shelves.

Ingham was forced to issue a recall in Victoria in 2019 after its Southern Style Tenders were mistakenly packaged in a tray labelled Gluten Free Schnitzel. The product had been on sale at Woolworths for five days before anyone realised the error. While months later another Woolies product was urgently recalled.

A popular cake mix for gluten and 99 per cent sugar free brownies by Noshu was put on notice after it was revealed the pack may have contained gluten.

Just last year, Aldi was forced to issue a national alert after an infamous American snack was pulled off shelves after it failed to declare it contained peanuts.

Any customers with a peanut allergy who’d picked up a pack of Reese’s Dipped Pretzels were urged to return them.

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