Woolworths urgently recalls frozen prawns line ahead of Christmas

Consumers who bought Woolworths prawns recently have been advised against eating them due to them potentially being contaminated with infectious material.

A recall was issued for the supermarket’s brand of Cooked and Peeled Cocktail Prawns packed in a one kilo bag with a best before date of February 21, 2022, on Tuesday.

The product has been on sale at stores across the country, including in Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Metro Victoria stores.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) urged people who bought the affected product to refrain from eating it and return it to Woolworths to receive a full refund.

Woolworths Cooked and Peeled prawns and Woolworths store.
The Woolworths Cooked and Peeled prawns have been recalled. Source: Food Standards/Getty Images

Anyone who has already consumed the seafood product and subsequently is concerned for their health, should seek medical advice.

The product, imported from Thailand, could “cause illness if consumed”, according to the government body.

The supermarket issued a statement explaining other lines of its prawns were unaffected by the recall.

“Our range of fresh prawns are unaffected by the recall and perfectly safe for our customers to enjoy this Christmas,” a spokesperson said.

Further concerns should be directed to Woolworths.

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