Coles recalls chocolate cake mix over undeclared sesame

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 19th December 2011


Coles Supermarkets is doing a natural recall of its home brand Chocolate Cake with Icing (cake mix) from its stores, including Bi-Lo and Pick N Pay stores, due to undeclared sesame content.

Sesame is listed as one of numerous allergens (others can include milk, wheat, soy, seafood or nuts) that are required to be declared on a food label in accordance with the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Failure to do so is considered to be sufficient ground for a food to be recalled.

The chocolate cake mix in question is packaged in a 470g cardboard box and has a Best Before date up to and including 16 December 2012.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) today advised customers to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sesame seeds may produce an allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis in some people. FSANZ advised consumers concerned about their health to seek medical advice.