Aspen Nutritionals Australia is voluntarily recalling a batch of baby formula after a Sydney woman found a dead lizard in her tin of S-26 Original Progress.
The affected batch number is 40727482A2, and Stephen Voordouw, general manager at Aspen Nutritionals Australia, said consumers can have confidence that other S-26 products are safe for consumption.
“From our discussion with the complainant we have confirmed that the product can, its contents and packaging will be returned to the NSW Food Authority. It will then be thoroughly tested as a matter of urgency in an independent laboratory here in Australia, and also at the manufacturing site,” he said.
“In the meantime, as a precaution, we are withdrawing only the affected batch from the trade. Other products in the S-26 range are not affected.”
Voordouw added that no previous complaints of this type have been made and that the formula is made in a plant that is fully compliant with global and Australian quality standards.
“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this voluntary batch withdrawal may cause. In the meantime, an alternative batch of S-26 Original Progress will be distributed from our warehouse today (14 July) and should be available in most retail outlets by the end of the week,” said Voordouw.