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Metcash - Community Co Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder 115g, Black Peppercorns Grinder 50g & Sea Salt Grinder 115g Recall

A recall notice for Community Co Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder 115g, Black Peppercorns Grinder 50g & Sea Salt Grinder 115g supplied by Metcash due to the potential presence of plastic fragments.

Metcash — Community Co Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder 115g, Black Peppercorns Grinder 50g & Sea Salt Grinder 115g

PRA No.

2019/17802

Date published

8 Sep 2019

Product description

Community Co Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder 115g
Community Co Black Peppercorns Grinder 50g
Community Co Sea Salt Grinder 115g

All Batch Codes and Best Before dates

Photograph of Community Co Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Peppercorns & Sea Salt Grinders|200x174

Identifying features

Other

APN/EAN - 9310246047617, 9310246047594 & 9310246047600

What are the defects?

A packaging fault has resulted in the potential presence of plastic fragments.

What are the hazards?

Food products containing plastic may cause injury if consumed.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should not eat these products and should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact Metcash on 1300 505 637.

Supplier

Metcash

Traders who sold this product

IGAs
Campbells
Other independent grocers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

International

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Recall advertisement.pdf (45.4 KB)

Coordinating agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.

Product category

Groceri

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I wonder if this is a similar issue to the plastic/acrylic grinder mentioned in the Aldi salt grinder thread. It doesn’t clearly state how the plastic has/may end up in the product so could be a result of the grinding of the product if the plastic was not already present. Perhaps this could be clarified by the authorities.

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I gained the impression that the plastic was packaged in the product when assembled, not through operation.

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Could be indeed just wondered though. A packaging fault could be that the grinder is not made well enough so it breaks on operation, shedding plastic into the ground salt/pepper on the plate. This way they don’t cause all plastic grinders to be recalled and only have to do it for the ones where people have complained??

Perhaps an investigation that CHOICE could undertake on these types of plastic grinders to establish whether they are breaking down enough that they should be banned or redesigned to avoid the contamination. The results could be very enlightening.

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