Popular juice recalled over contamination fears

A popular juice brand sold at IGA, Coles, Woolworths and independent stores across Australia has been recalled on safety fears.

A number of Pure Tassie’s Organics Pure Apple juice ranges have been recalled due to a microbial contamination of mycotoxin – Patulin, which can cause illness if consumed.

The affected products include:

1. Apple and Blackcurrant 1.5L, All best before dates up to and including 18/11/20
2. Apple 1.5L, All best before dates up to and including 26/1/21
3. Apple and Ginger 1.5L, best before 5/12/20
4. Apple and Raspberry 1.5L, all dates up to and including 7/10/20
5. Apple 350ml, all best before dates up to and including 17/11/20
6. Apple and Blackcurrant 350ml, best before 9/7/20
7. Apple and Raspberry 350ml, all best before dates up to and including 2/11/20

Consumers who have purchased an affected product should return to juice to their place of purchase for a full refund.

It follows a voluntary recall of an isolated batch of Pure Tassie juice by parent company Juicy Isle, after a test indicated an elevated level of patulin. While Juicy Isle stated there was no formal Food Safty Standard or prescribed testing for patulin levels in Australia, the brand followed international practice and took a precuationary measure to expand their voluntary recall to juices with best before dates prior to January 31, 2021.

“We will vastly expand our investigation and testing regime to provide certainty to our customers that Pure Tassie juice does not have elevated levels of patulin,” Juicy Isle CEO Paul Mealor said.

“This news has hit us hard. We see our customers as family, and we will ensure they can drink our organic juice safely and confidently.”

“At Juicy Isle, we are taking a strong stance and a leading position in the Australian market in food safety for the welfare of our loyal customers. We have already adopted new and rigorous testing of all apple juice production beyond current Australian industry standards.”

For more information about the recall please contact Juicy Isle Pty Ltd on 03 6274 5999.

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