Mislabelled Pete Evans product recalled over deadly allergy fears

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·1-min read

Queensland Health has issued an urgent recall notice after it was discovered that controversial chef Pete Evans’ simmer sauce had been mislabelled, sparking allergy fears.

According to a Facebook post by the department on Tuesday evening, the former My Kitchen Rules judge’s ‘Healthy Everyday Thai Green Curry Sauce’ (330g) had been incorrectly packaged as another product from the range, ‘Jamaican Simmer Sauce’ (330g).

Pete wore a 'MAGA' cap in a recent Instagram video. Photo: Instagram/chefpeteevans.
Pete wore a 'MAGA' cap in a recent Instagram video. Photo: Instagram/chefpeteevans.

The error has ‘resulted in the presence of an undeclared allergen (fish),’ which, as explained on the QLD Health website, can cause reactions ranging from a mild skin rash to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening attack.

“Food safety hazard: Any consumers who have a fish allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” the post read.

Customers who have purchased the Thai Green Curry Sauce with a best before date of 10/07/2022 are instructed to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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Pete Evans' simmer sauce has been recalled due to incorrect packaging. Photo: Facebook/QueenslandHealth.
Pete Evans' simmer sauce has been recalled due to incorrect packaging. Photo: Facebook/QueenslandHealth.

The product has been available for sale from independent food retailers including IGA, pharmacies and health food stores in QLD, NSW, VIC and SA.

The $5 sauce is currently listed as ‘Temporarily unavailable’ on the Coles website.

For further information, customers can contact Ozganics Australia Pty Ltd on 02 6672 5882 or visit the FSANZ website.

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