Nestle Australia recently issued a recall on one of its popular lines of snacks: Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups, specifically the Passionfruit, Rainbow Berry, Rainbow Fruit Salad and Funprints Strawberry flavours.
The recall stems from an issue wherein a machine malfunctioned at one of the plants that produces these snacks. Nestle noted that due to this malfunction, there is the potential for metal fragments to be present in one of the ingredients used in the Roll-Ups.
According to the release, the recall pertains to the following products:
Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups Passionfruit
Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups Rainbow Berry 02 JUL 2020, 93393607
Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups Rainbow Fruit Salad
Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups Funprints Strawberry
What this means for the public
As of yet, there have been no claims of customers suffering injuries or experiencing other health problems as the result of ingesting any metal fragments. However, major supermarkets such as Coles, IGA and Woolworths, as well as independent and online retailers, had already been selling the products in question for a month. This raises the possibility that contaminated snacks were consumed.
Food Standards Australia cautioned that consumers should not eat any of the above-mentioned Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups. Furthermore, if customers have purchased these products, they can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers who know they – or their children – have eaten the candies should immediately seek medical advice from a licensed professional medical practitioner.
All food providers have a duty of care to their consumers, and this certainly extends to ensuring that harmful or dangerous materials do not get mixed into their products. In the event of an injury or illness caused by consuming a metal fragment, you may have cause to file a public liability lawsuit. If you’ve consumed these products within this time frame, contact the public liability experts at Gerard Malouf and Partners to learn more.