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Coca-Cola SA recalls batches of Appletiser

Coca-Cola South Africa has announced the voluntary recall of certain batches of sparkling apple juice Appletiser after a standard quality testing routine revealed they were "outside of the acceptable standards".
Source: Coca Cola SA
Source: Coca Cola SA

IOL reports that testing revealed a higher than acceptable level of patulin, which may cause illness if consumed. Patulin is a mycotoxin, a naturally occurring toxin produced by certain moulds in foods. It is usually found in fruits such as apples and apple juices that are mouldy.

The recall affects six batches of Appletiser in particular:
BB 07NOV21 
BB 30MAY22
BB 10JUN22
BB 18MAY22 
BB 19MAY22 
BB 23MAY22

Consumers who purchased the Appletiser product from these batches are urged to contact the call centre on 0860 112 526 and request for the collection and exchange of the product. The batch numbers can be found on the top or bottom of the pack.

"The health and wellbeing of our consumers is our primary concern and we have taken a decision to withdraw all affected stock from the market nationwide, with immediate effect. With our partners, Coca‑Cola Beverages South Africa and Coca‑Cola Peninsula Beverages, we are working with authorities to ensure all processes are followed as we continue our investigation to understand the cause of the problem," the company said.

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