Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supply Chain Issues

No Aldi Butterfully brand butter in stock so we bought a different brand butter. We may apply for a refund or just chuck it out. Wouldn't it be sad to die from spreading a bit of butter on your toast in these times of rampant Covid. No glory in that at all.

An urgent recall has been issued for eight butter products available for sale at major supermarkets across Australia over microbial contamination fears.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday announced Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd is recalling six Devondale products and two Woolworths butters over the food safety hazard.

“The recall is due to a potential microbial contamination,” the recall read.

“Food products with a microbial contamination may cause illness if consumed.”



23 comments:

  1. We seldom use butter and if only for cooking. Italians use olive oil for everything and no butter ! So I got used to olive oil which is also very healthy and tasty !

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    1. Yes, we use a lot of olive oil too. Nice to dip bread into olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    2. Yum. ~grin~ Good olive oil and vinegar are true delights.

      Meanwhile, food recalls are becoming more and more common these days. Be safe!

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    3. Darla, less regulation, more defective products get through, more has to be recalled.

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  2. Contaminated butter would surely help Ukraine to suppress the Russian threat. It could also be used to halt Chinese expansionism.

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  3. Yes ship it to the Russian front at Ukraine, as yorkshire pudding suggests, no need to waste it. Oh, to mention good bread dipped into olive oil and vinegar--how delicious that is.

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    1. Strayer, don't we live in interesting times, but not as interesting as those do in Ukraine.

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  4. I think they should provide more information. What bacteria? How severe would the illness be? If it's mild I might just eat it and hope for the best, but if it's botulism, no!

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    1. Steve, I think think phrase is 'an abundance of caution'. Yes, probably nothing but for the sake of a few dollars it can go.

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  5. Better safe than sorry,

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  6. I'm truly wondering why your commenters would like to infect the citizens of other countries with such products.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I don't think they really mean that literally.

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  7. I saw that, and hope the recall is an abundance of caution. Many will not have seen it. And agree with WWW.

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    1. EC, I expect it an abundance of caution. A minor thing could be major for some though.

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  8. If it's not one thing, it's another. I only used packet butter (not the tubs) but will check anyway. It's almost enough to make one feel that someone or something is really out to get us.

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    1. Proper butter then Caro? Not one mixed with oil.

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    2. Yup. I don't like my butter adulterated.

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  9. I heard that on the news and watched to see which butters were affected at which stores. I was relieved to find my butter preference not among the listed. I don't use tub butter anyway, preferring traditional unsalted block butter.

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    1. River, unsalted! While I never add salt, I do like my butter salted.

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