Food recall: Dried Seaweed with unusually high levels of iodine

Posted by Janice Wong on 17th March 2010

Heng Fai Trading Co. Pty. Ltd is issuing a voluntary recall of their Dried Seaweed product as it has been found to contain unusually high levels of naturally occurring iodine. Bonsoy faced similar issues in December last year (2009) and also made a voluntary recall of its soy milk due to high levels of iodine in its product.

Consumers please be advised that the below product may cause illness. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The recall applies only to 150g Seaweed with best before dates up to and including 23/08/2011. No other Heng Fai products are affected by this recall. Customers may go to the place of purchase for a full refund on this product.

Food Product: Seaweed

Name of Product: Heng Fai Dried Seaweed Brand ® (Sargassum fusiforme)

Package Description & Size: Plastic bag, 150g

Best Before: All dates up to and including 23/08/2011

Australian Distribution: NSW and QLD

Overseas Distribution: Nil

Reason for Recall: Other – high levels of naturally occurring iodine