Recalls on popular items

Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Lucas’ Paw Paw ointment and Coles tomato paste are all subject to an immediate recall. PICTURE: BARRIER TRUTH

Häagen-Dazs Ice cream, Papaw Ointment and Coles tomato paste can be found in a lot of homes across Australia and all are subject to an immediate recall.

The recall is due to contamination by chemicals, biological agents or unlisted possible allergens.

Only the tomato paste can be kept if the people who eat it are not allergic to soy.

If you return the objects to their place of purchase you will get a refund just check that your item is in the4 contaminated batch.

Tomato Paste recalled


Coles-branded tomato paste urgently pulled from shelves.

Coles has had to recall two of its Tomato Paste products because they contain undeclared soy and could spark an allergic reaction in those susceptible.

They are Coles Tomato Paste 170g and Coles Tomato Paste 500g (white label) which have been sold at Coles supermarkets, Coles Local and online.

As the products have been sold in Coles stores nationally from July 2021 the recall includes products with the best before dates from the past 12 months.

Customers who have a soy allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if they consume the tomato paste.

Anyone who is allergic or intolerant should not eat these products and instead return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.

Online customers can receive a full refund or credit by contacting Coles Online Customer Care on 1800 455 400.

Coles has apologised for any inconvenience.

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment with moulds and bacteria contamination

Lucas’ Papaw Remedies is recalling several batches of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment (AUST L 13397) due to microbial contamination.

The affected products come in 15g, 75g and 200g sizes.

These moulds and bacteria pose minimal risk to the general population. There is a remote risk that individuals who are immunocompromised could become ill if they are exposed to these organisms.

The microorganisms have been identified as Aspergillus tubingensis, Sordaria humana, Penicillium paneum and Paenibacillus glucanolyticus.

If your ointment is from the affected batches, you should immediately stop using it.

Return it to the place of purchase for a refund or contact Lucas’ Papaw Remedies Customer Service on 1800 861 852.

No other batches or other Lucas’ Papaw Remedies products are being recalled at this time.

Batch numbers for Papaw Ointment

If you have a container of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, check its batch number.

Batch numbers are on: the ‘crimp’ at the top of the 15g tube and the bottom of the 75g and 200g containers.

15g- 00522D22 expiring April 2025, 00822E25 00822E26 00822E27 00822E31 all expiring May 2025, 00822F01 00822F03 00822F06 00822E31expiring Jun 2025,

75g- 00522E04 00522E05 expiring May 2025

200g- 00822E30, 30May 2025

Häagen-Dazs ice cream

General Mills Australia is recalling Häagen-Dazs Vanilla 457ml and Häagen-Dazs Classic Collection Mini Cups 4 x 95mL due to chemical (ethylene oxide) contamination.

Consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recall affects products with Best Before date from 4/7/2022 up to and including 21/7/2023.

The Vanilla 457mL has been available for sale at Coles, Woolworths and independent retailers including IGA nationally.


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