Chinese product recalled nationally: Concern over excessive iodine
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced the recall of ‘Good Luck Dried Seaweed Stripe’ following concerns over high levels of naturally occurring iodine in a batch of the product.
The Chinese seaweed product, imported by Melbourne-based Lay Brothers Pty Ltd, has been on sale at grocery stores in Springvale, Box Hill, Footscray and St Albans, in Victoria.
The product in question is sold in a 150g plastic bag and has a ‘Best before’ date of 07/09/2013. In a statement today, FSANZ advised consumers to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
FSANZ said, “Regular consumption of these products may cause health problems in some people including pregnant and breastfeeding women.”