Fruit juices recalled over fears that they contain metal shavings
Japanese soft drink company Asahi Beverages Australia Pty Ltd and Woolworths Supermarkets have announced an immediate recall of several home branded fruit juices over fears that they may contain metal shavings.
The products in question are Woolworths’ Apple Time Juice Varieties with the following best before dates:
Apple Time Apple (2 litre) 28/05/2012, Apple Time Apple Mango (2 litre) 28/05/2012, Apple Time Triple Berries (2 litre) 28/05/2012. These products have been recalled in Queensland only.
Woolworths Homebrand Orange (3 litre) with a best before date of 27/05/2012 or 29/05/2012, and Woolworths Homebrand Orange Mango (3 litre) with a best before date of 27/05/2012 or 29/05/2012 are subject to a nationwide recall.
In a joint statement from Asahi Beverages Australia Pty Ltd and Woolworths Supermarkets, the suppliers said the recall of the products is due to “possible presence of metal shavings”.
The statement said, “Beverage products containing metal shavings may cause injury if consumed. Consumers should not consume the above products and should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Asahi Beverages Australia Pty Ltd (formerly P&N Beverages Australia Pty Ltd) sincerely apologises for any inconvenience.”
No other Asahi Beverages or Woolworths products are affected by this recall.