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Royal Fields Poppy Seeds

Date of recall announcement: 5th July 2023

Product information: Basfoods International Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of Royal Fields Poppy Seeds 250g, 500g and 5kg.

Distribution: The products have been available for sale at Coles and independent food retailers in Vic.

The 500g product was also available for sale at Coles in NSW, Qld and SA.

Date markings: Best Before 25/6/2024

P​roblem: The recall is due to the potential presence of a chemical (thebaine) due to unsafe poppy seeds entering the food supply.

Food safety hazard: Food products containing thebaine may cause illness if consumed. Severe poisoning soon after ingestion has occurred in some people who have consumed large amounts of poppy seeds.

Country of origin: Australia

What to do​: Consumers should not eat these products and should return to the place of purchase for a full refund and safe disposal. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:
Basfoods International Pty Ltd
03 9381 1444​​

This recall is an update to a previous recall from November 2022

This information has been reproduced with permission from Food Standards Australia New Zealand.