Appletiser’s 750ml bottles have been recalled across Victoria, Tasmania and NSW by the Food Standards Authority after higher than usual levels of mycotoxin were found.
“The recall is due to quality testing revealing higher than acceptable levels of patulin. Products containing elevated levels of mycotoxin (patulin) may cause illness,” the Food Standards Authority wrote.
“Food products containing higher than acceptable levels of mycotoxin (patulin) may cause illness if consumed.”
THe 750ml Appletiser bottles have been recalled from Coles supermarkets in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. Picture: Twitter/FoodStandardsAusNZ
The World Health Organisation wrote mycotoxin is a “toxic compound” that is found in certain types of moulds.
The moulds found to create mycotoxin can grow on numerous foods such as cereals, dried fruits, nuts and spices.
“The effects of some food-borne mycotoxins are acute with symptoms of severe illness appearing quickly after consumption of food products contaminated with mycotoxins,” the WHO wrote.
“Other mycotoxins occurring in food have been linked to long-term effects on health, including the induction of cancers and immune deficiency.”
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The authority wrote the Appletisers being recalled were bottles with expiry dates of June 1 and June 2 2022 that have been sold in Coles across the three states.
Consumers can return the products to their place of purchase in exchange for a full refund.
Anyone who has consumed the product and is concerned about their health has been directed to seek medical advice and can contact Coca-Cola Amatil for further information.
Apple products have been recalled for mycotoxin concerns in the past with a Nudie Foods apple juice recalled last year for the same reason.

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