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Australia : Recall of Pasadena Foodland Hot Cross Buns.

South Australian company the Chapley Group, which operates Pasadena Foodland, has identified the foreign matter that contaminated a number of hot cross bun products was a small calculator. The company yesterday initiated a recall of a number of products packaged on 7 April 2019, following a customer complaint to the business about plastic in a product.

SA Healths Acting Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Chris Lease, said the recall was precautionary and there had been no reports of harm or injury. The concern with a calculator is that it contains a button battery which, if swallowed, can cause serious injury or even death, Dr Lease said. The Chapley Group is proactively working with SA Health and Food Standards Australia-New Zealand to notify customers who may have purchased the affected products. We urge anyone who may have purchased the affected hot cross buns check the packed on date, not to consume them, and return them to Pasadena Foodland for a full refund.

The recall includes the following products that were produced on 7 April, 2019:

Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns 6 pack

Cranberry and White Choc Hot Cross Buns 6 pack

Hot Cross Buns 6 pack

Hot Cross Buns Large Loose

Hot Cross Buns Fruitless 6 pack

Mini Hot Cross Buns 12 pack

Mini Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns 12 pack

Premium Hot Cross Buns 500g

Various weights, 6 or 12 in a pack, packed on 7 April 2019

These products were available at Pasadena Foodland and were produced on 7 April 2019. No other Pasadena Foodland bakery products are affected by the recall. The exact circumstances surrounding how a calculator ended up in a batch of hot cross bun dough is still being investigated, but there is no evidence of a deliberate act. For more information, contact the Chapley Group on 8374 5000. If anyone has concerns about whether you or your child has swallowed a button battery, call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

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Date:Apr 11, 2019
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