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Food authority issues urgent recall on popular Woolworths item

Food authority issues urgent recall on popular Woolworths item

A popular chicken item has been recalled after it was found to contain potential choking risks.

Those who have purchased Ingham’s Sweet Chilli Chicken Kiev from Woolworths have been advised to not consume the food item.

The warning comes from the NSW Food Authority as they claim the chicken may carry a potential contamination risk, as a foreign substance, identified as blue rubber, was discovered in the meat.

“The presence of foreign materials presents a potential choking hazard,” it warned.

The recall is only applicable on products purchased from the deli counter in Woolworths stores in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and metropolitan stores in VIC, from Sunday May 19 to Tuesday May 21.

The recall does not affect chicken that was purchased outside of these dates.

The item affected is the deli cuts of Ingham’s Sweet Chilli Chicken Kiev, 150g per kilogram, which would come wrapped in paper and ticketed.

The Food Authority has recommended those with the affected item to return to their nearest Woolworths deli counter for a full refund.

If purchased from a freezer or chiller case, the recall does not apply.

For more information contact Ingham’s on 1800 785 940 or visit, www.inghams.com.au.