Cross-contamination as Woolworths recalls products

Woolworths PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Woolworths PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Ministry of Health has received a food recall notification from Woolworths (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd on some of its products.

The voluntary recall of the foodstuffs regards Woolworth’s branded Smoked Chicken Viennas, Cocktail Chicken Viennas and Halaal Smoked Chicken Viennas products with immediate effect.

The recall is due to the presence of milk proteins in the implicated products. According to a press release from Director of Health Services, Dr Pamela Smith-Lawrence this is a result of cross-contamination with cheese during production, hence the implicated products do not have the allergy warning labelling, per the Labelling of Pre-Packaged Foods Regulation, S.1. 15, 2003.

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