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Woolworths Product Recall Oct 2021

Date Published: 11 October 2021
Published by: Woolworths

Food safety is critically important to Woolworths and we take all issues regarding the production of our food extremely seriously.

Following routine quality tests, Woolworths is recalling Woolworths branded 100% APPLE JUICE 200 ml cartons (single boxes and six packs) with the best before date of 23, 28 and 29 March 2022. It was identified that the apple juice in these products contains levels of patulin above the regulatory limits. Patulin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin produced by mould and is commonly associated with apples.

The Woolworths 100% APPLE JUICE 200 ml cartons with the best before date of 23, 28 and 29 March 2022 are sold as singles and in six packs in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zambia stores.

Customers who have purchased the product, should return the product to their local store for a full refund. For more information please contact our customer service centre on 0860 022 002 or visit woolworths.co.za

 

Woolworths 100% APPLE JUICE 200 ml

100 % Apple Juice 200 ml

100 % Apple Juice 6 X 200 ml

SKU:  20082703

SKU:  20094447

 

Woolworths and our suppliers proactively manage and prevent microbial contamination of food and have done so for many years. We have very strict protocols in place as part of our standard food safety management process. To verify the safety of our food products, we implement additional monitoring where we independently have our food products tested randomly. 

 

Editor's Note:

For information on the acceptable levels of Patulin in Apple Juice, view the CODEX Guidelines here

Read more about Patulin on Food Focus here