Just days before we all dig into a Christmas feast, Woolworths has recalled its Cooked & Peeled Cocktail Prawns 1kg nationwide.
According to the Food Standard Australia, the prawns were classed as “products with potential microbial contamination that may cause illness if consumed.”
The prawns were sold at Woolworths stores in Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia, as well as Woolworths Metro stores in Victoria.
Thankfully, it’s only the one range, so don’t go throwing out your precious seafood from Woolies if you purchased fresh, or anything other than this specific product.
So basically, if you’ve purchased a pack anywhere in Australia recently, it’s worth double checking that yours havent been recalled. Sure, everyone is welcome at Christmas lunch, but a side of food poisoning is *not* what I want for Christmas this year.
“Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund,” Food Standards website recommended.
Woolworths has clarified that it’s only the single product line that has been affected by the recall, and all other frozen/fresh seafood apart from the specific 1kg Cooled & Peeled Cocktail Prawns are perfectly safe for consumption.
“Our range of fresh prawns are unaffected by the recall and perfectly safe for our customers to enjoy this Christmas,” a Woolworths spokesperson told PEDESTRIAN.TV.
The fact that prawns are a Christmas staple among many households across the country makes the news particularly heartbreaking this close to Christmas, but you’re eligible for a full refund if you have to return your prawns.
The prawns are the third product to cop a recall at Woolworths this month, with the Macro Almond, Brazil and Cashew Nut Spread 250g and the Hasbro Nerf Micro Shots Hammershot Assorted both being recalled earlier in December.
I know, I know, it’s easy to think “she’ll be right” and chow down on a big ol’ bowl of cocktail prawns, but when it comes to seafood, you should definitely err on the side of caution and return it, just to be safe.
Anyone who has been impacted by the recall will be contacted via Woolworths Rewards if they swiped their card at purchase.
So, uhhh… Maybe *don’t* throw another shrimp on the barbie.