Canned vegetable varieties recalled over microbial contamination

A major recall has been issued for a variety of Koo brand vegetable products sold at independent food retailers across the country.

The products affected by the recall include Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce, Butter Beans in Flavoured Brine, Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce and Corn Creamstyle Sweetcorn.

Other cans included in the recall include Whole Kernel Sweetcorn in Brine, Mixed Vegetables in Hot Curry Sauce, Mixed Vegetables in Curry Sauce, Mixed Vegetables in Brine, and Baked Beans in Chilli Sauce.


According to Food Standards Australia, the recall is due to potential microbial contamination as a result of a canning failure.

“Food products with potential microbial contamination may cause illness if consumed,” the recall said.

The affected cans have a date of manufacture from 1/5/2019 up to and including 5/5/2021.

“Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the recall notice said.

“Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.”