Mamee Monster recall
12 January 2018
South Australian distributor ABC Sales and Marketing is recalling Mamee Monster vegetable rice sticks because of the presence of gluten in the products, which are labelled gluten-free.
SA Health’s Director Food and Controlled Drugs, Dr Fay Jenkins, said the recall was a necessary measure because of presence of gluten.
“This product is marketed at children, but anyone who has a gluten allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” Dr Jenkins said.
“The product is safe for consumers to eat if they do not have a gluten allergy or intolerance.
“The recall is of 120g 6 pack multipacks of Mamee Monster Rice Sticks Vegetable Flavour sold at Coles in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.
“The rice sticks are made in Malaysia and distributed by South Australian company ABC Sales and Marketing, which is working with Food Standards Australia New Zealand to coordinate the recall.
“The issue was detected by the manufacturer during regular product testing.”
The 6 pack 120g multipack batch affected has a best before date of 6 November 2018 and the product would have been purchased from mid-December.
Consumers can seek a refund or replacement, under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
Anyone seeking further information can contact ABC Sales and Marketing on 8269 4143.
For health concerns, consumers should contact their GP or healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.
Product name: Mamee Monster Rice Sticks Vegetable flavour
Package details: 6 pack, 120g total weight multipack
Sold by: Coles, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia
Date before marking: Best Before: 06NOV2018
Batch details: I14