When gluten-free chicken schnitzels are recalled from supermarket shelves because they have gluten in them, you say: ‘How ironic! The one thing they didn’t want in there!’ What a joy, for everyone except maybe people with coeliac disease who bought and ate them inadvertently. There is nothing ironic about finding a calculator in your hot cross bun. There is simply no thematic throughline between calculators and hot cross buns. The tragic absence of situational irony aside, hot cross buns are indeed being recalled from Pasadena Foodland in Adelaide, because of the surprise appearance of a calculator.
In a Facebook post today, customers were told to return hot cross buns packed on April 7, blaming a contaminated batch of dough that contained “the parts of a small calculator, possibly including a battery“. A recall notice from Food Safety ANZ listed the affected products as Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns six packs, Cranberry & White Choc Hot Cross Buns six packs, Hot Cross Buns six packs, large loose Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns Fruitless six packs, Mini Hot Cross Buns twelve packs, Mini Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns twelve packs, and 500g packets of Premium Hot Cross Buns.
Customers are being told to bring in any of the affected products for a full refund, and that the problem has since been rectified — presumably meaning that they are no longer adding calculators into batches of dough.
— 9News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) April 9, 2019