Mushrooms Recalled After 'Potentially Hazardous' Plastic Found In Punnets

The mushrooms are being pulled from Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and independent supermarkets.

An urgent recall of sliced brown and white mushrooms sold in Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and some independent supermarkets has been issued over fears the vegetables are contaminated with potentially hazardous plastic.

"The recall is due to the potential presence of large pieces of white plastic in punnets stamped," Food Standards Australia and New Zealand says. "There is a potential hazard if plastic pieces are swallowed."

"Consumers should return this product to the store of purchase for a full refund."

The recall is being conducted by Mushroom Exchange, a Costa group company.

The mushrooms being recalled are sold under the branding of Coles, Woolworths, Karidale (an Aldi brand) and Costa Mushrooms (independent) in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and ACT.

The products are 200g, 375g and 500g mushroom punnets with Best Before or Use By dates up to and including July 19, 2018.

The latest recall comes after popular brands of frozen vegetables were pulled from supermarkets across Australia this week over fears of potential contamination by the deadly listeria bacteria, which claimed the lives of six people in NSW and Victoria earlier this year.

Food Standards issued the alert for a number of brands of vegetable products across Aldi, Woolworths and IGA stores on Monday.