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Fears Woolworth shoppers could have allergic reactions after eating wrongly packaged tuna

There are fears people with allergies could be at risk of falling ill after cans of tuna were sold at Woolworths with the wrong packaging.

The supermarket giant said it was investigating after some of their lemon and pepper tuna cans actually contained tuna with tomato sauce. 

One customer said she had a tomato allergy and worried about others like her who might eat the wrongly packaged product.  

‘I’m just writing on here to let you know that you have falsely labelled your tuna,’ she wrote.

‘Much to my disappointment as I am allergic to tomato and now can’t eat this.’

She also posted pictures of her tuna cans to social media. 

A Woolworths’ spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the company does not intend to recall the product because of the small number of stock left in circulation. 

‘Tomato is not a declarable allergen in Australia, so there is no need for a recall,’ the spokesman again

‘The batch has sold through and all stock in our stores will now have the correct label.’

The spokesman also pointed out tomatoes were not a ‘declarable allergen in Australia’ under Food Standards Australia guidelines. 

Woolworths contacted the two customers who posted online to get more information.  

The supermarket giant is also following up on the error in supply and reminded customers they were entitled to a refund on a wrongly labelled item. 

‘If ever our customers find their canned tuna incorrectly labelled, we’d encourage them to contact their local store to replace or refund the product,’ the spokesman said.  

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