Kids yoghurt packs urgently recalled over choking fears

Customers are being warned not to consume several popular children’s yoghurt products over choking fears.

Parmalat Australia, the company behind well-known brands including Tamar Valley and Valia yoghurt, has issued a recall of Calciyum and Woolworths 70g pouches as well as Aldi Brooklea Squishy Super Size 150g pouches, the NSW Food Authority has alerted.

The recall comes after fears the packaging could be a possible choking hazard, with the centre top of the ‘mushroom-style’ cap becoming dislodged after initial use.

“This recall is related to the packaging only, not the yoghurt itself. Some caps, when used to reseal the pouch after opening, are failing,” a statement from Calciyum said.

“We are working on replacing the faulty caps with an alternative design.”

The products are sold at various national retailers including Woolworths, Aldi, Metcash/IGA, Foodworks, Foodland, Friendly Grocer 4 Square and Farmer Jacks stores.

Customers are being advised to return the product to the store of purchase for a full refund.

“If you are concerned about your health, you should seek medical advice,” the NSW Food Authority alert said.


It is the second recall for the company this week.
The recall comes two days after the company also issued a recall of Tamar Valley Dairy Kids Yoghurt 110g pouches due to faulty green-coloured caps.

The products and their use-by dates being recalled are:

Calcium 70g pouches

Banana: August 21 and 28, 2017, September 5, 11, 18 and 25, 2017, October 3, 2017

Vanilla: August 20 and 28, 2017, September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017, October 2, 2017

Strawberry: August 21 and 28, 2017, September 4, 5, 11, 12, 19, 25 and 26, 2017, October 2 and 3, 2017

Fruit Salad: August 21 and 28, 2017, September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017, October 2, 2017

Woolworths 70g pouches

Vanilla: August 21 – October 3, 2017 (inclusive)

Banan: August 21 – October 3, 2017 (inclusive)

Strawberry: August 21 – October 4, 2017 (inclusive)

Aldi Brooklea Yoghurt 150g pouches

Strawberry, Vanilla, Tropical: August 20 – September 24, 2017 (inclusive)