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    This was on the news, has anyone got more info on the dates of Bonsoy which should not be used or batch numbers??
    Google Bonsoy recall. Just a very small article but not much help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 457D7461577A6C150 link=1261577060/0#0 date=1261577060
    This was on the news, has anyone got more info on the dates of Bonsoy which should not be used or batch numbers??
    Google Bonsoy recall. Just a very small article but not much help.
    I heard this too (something to do with unusually high levels of iodine?) and as dates werent mentioned, I think the safest thing to do is take it all off the shelves at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40787164527F69100 link=1261577060/0#0 date=1261577060
    This was on the news, has anyone got more info on the dates of Bonsoy which should not be used or batch numbers??
    Google Bonsoy recall. Just a very small article but not much help.
    I cant find much either.
    Not even listed on the government sites but I guess they can be slow.
    http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumerinformation/foodrecalls/currentconsumerlevelrecalls/

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    Sounded like a lot of iodine. 7500 micrograms per cup when the safe daily limit is about 1100 for an adult! Once you stop drinking it your levels return to normal though, so nothing too major...

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    My review of the FDA media release indicated that Bonsoy did indeed contain excessive levels of iodine - 7,500mcg per cup. Consider that

    one kelp tablet (1000mg) provides 240mcg
    Saltwater fish contain 300 to 3000mcg per kilogram of flesh
    iodised salt contains 400mcg of iodine in every teaspoon

    Bonsoy does contain some sea vegetables, but not THAT much to warrant the high iodine reading. Looking forward to hearing from the Bonsoy people when they issue a media release. (They have a twitter feed if you want to keep an eye on whats happening that way.)

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    This is not a case of one contaminated batch.
    A friend of mine has been not well for years and nobody could figure out what was wrong.
    She recently stopped drinking Bonsoy and appears to have recovered her joie de vivre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3C313C243732323F5E0 link=1261577061/5#5 date=1261707690
    This is not a case of one contaminated batch.
    A friend of mine has been not well for years and nobody could figure out what was wrong.
    She recently stopped drinking Bonsoy and appears to have recovered her joie de vivre.
    Many people use Soy thinking it is better for them... For many it is no where as good as some might think.. Further more; More is not always better....

    Moderation....

    Some get sick on cows milk; other get sick on Soy...

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    Here is a link to the Food Standards Consumer information about the particular batches, etc. Also has the statement from Spiral Foods.

    http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumerinformation/foodrecalls/currentconsumerlevelrecalls/bonsoysoymilkexcessi4653.cfm

    Not a big drinker, but I am pretty bummed out - its my favourite tasting soymilk :(

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    Food Standards Website is down at the moment so here is the recall info from Google cache - Andy

    National Product Recall – Bonsoy soy milk with very high levels of iodine

    24 December 2009

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand has advised people not to consume Bonsoy soy milk. Coffee shops, retail and other outlets should also not use this product.

    This follows a cluster of nine adults aged from 29 to 47, and one child, who have recently presented in NSW with thyroid problems. These individuals all reported consuming Bonsoy soy milk. Subsequent testing of samples of Bonsoy soy milk revealed unusually high levels of iodine. This brand of soy milk is enriched with “Kombu” which is a seaweed product.

    A consumer-level recall for the Bonsoy soy milk is being voluntarily instigated by the importer today.

    The levels of iodine in the Bonsoy soy milk were at a level that is likely to exceed tolerable daily intakes for iodine when as little as 30ml (one eighth of a cup) is consumed per day by an adult.

    Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. A healthy daily iodine intake is about 80–150 micrograms with a recommended safe upper limit of 1,100 micrograms per day for adults, and from 200 micrograms for 1-3 year olds to 900micrograms for 14 year-olds.

    Daily consumption of a cup of Bonsoy soy milk could lead to a daily iodine intake of more than 7,500 micrograms at the levels tested. Chronic consumption of high levels of iodine may affect the thyroid and cause people to feel generally unwell. Anybody consuming Bonsoy soy milk product over a prolonged time who feels generally unwell should consult their doctor.

    The body excretes iodine, so when a source of high iodine ceases, levels in the body will decrease over time.

    The only soy milk product identified through testing to have high levels of iodine to date is Bonsoy soy milk.

    Media contact: Lydia Buchtmann FSANZ 02 6271 2620 or 0401 714 265 or +61 2 6271 2620 or +61 401 714 265 from New Zealand

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    Bonsoy Soy Milk recall

    24 December 2009



    What is Iodine?

    Iodine is a mineral and an essential nutrient for life. It’s found in the foods we eat, air we breathe and water we drink. It is also used as a disinfectant.

    Why do we need iodine?

    The thyroid, a small butterfly shaped gland in the neck, needs iodine to produce thyroid hormones, which are essential because they regulate our metabolism. In children, especially young children, including the developing foetus, thyroid hormones help regulate physical and mental development.

    How does iodine enter and leave my body?

    Most of the iodine that enters your body comes from the foods we consume, with smaller amounts coming from the water we drink and air we breathe. The iodine that enters your body goes to the thyroid where it is used to produce thyroid hormones. Iodine is generally excreted through the kidneys in urine although very small amounts may be excreted through sweat, faeces and breast milk. The time it takes your body to excrete half of the iodine you consumed in one day is approximately one month.

    What foods contain iodine?

    Iodine is found in seawater so any type of seafood provides a source, particularly seaweed (kelp). Some Australian table salt has iodine added to it and iodine is added to all bread except organic. Dairy products, eggs and some vegetables are also known to contain iodine. Milk usually has low levels of iodine.

    How much iodine do we need?

    Iodine is a trace mineral and so we need only very small amounts. These amounts are measured in micrograms (µg). Although only small amounts are needed, we need iodine regularly because we cannot store large amounts in the body.

    The recommended daily intake (RDI) for iodine depends on your age and life stage:

    * Younger children (1 to 8 years) – 90µg
    * Older children (9 to 13 years, boys and girls) – 120µg
    * Adolescents (14 to 18 years) – 150µg
    * Men – 150µg
    * Women – 150µg
    * Pregnancy and breastfeeding –250 µg

    What are the health effects?

    Excessive iodine can lead to hyperthyroidism or, less commonly in adults, hypothyroidism. Babies appear more susceptible to hypothyroidism following excessive iodine exposure which can occur during pregnancy from the mother’s intake of iodine.

    The commonest symptoms of hyperthyroidism are palpitations, fatigue and weight loss. Hypothyroidism is often insidious and, in mild cases, may only be detected on routine screening but it can cause fatigue, weight gain and mental clouding.

    Is there a medical test to determine my level of iodine?

    A simple blood test (the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, or TSH) is available to assess the health of the thyroid gland. Most physicians do not routinely test for iodine but, if necessary, can collect a urine sample to send to a laboratory for measurement of iodine. If there are abnormalities of thyroid function which are thought to be related to excessive iodine exposure, consultation with a specialist (endocrinologist) may be required.

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Date Notified To FSANZ:
    24 December 2009

    Food Product:
    Soy milk

    Name of Product:
    Bonsoy Soy Milk

    Package Description & Size:
    1L tetra pack

    Best Before:
    All dates up to and including Best Before 03.11.11

    Australian Distribution:
    National

    Overseas Distribution:
    New Zealand

    Reason for Recall:
    Iodine

    Comments:
    Bonsoy Soy Milk
    1 litre
    All dates up to and including Best Before 03.11.11

    Spiral Foods Pty Ltd is conducting a voluntary recall of the above product as it has been found to contain unusually high levels of naturally occurring iodine. This non-metallic element may cause illness.

    Consuming this product may constitute a health risk. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

    The recall applies only to the above product with the nominated size and best before dates. No other Spiral Foods products are affected by this recall. Customers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Spiral Foods Pty Ltd is undertaking this voluntary recall due to its commitment to maintaining the highest possible product quality standards. We apologise for any inconvenience.

    For further information about the product recall, please contact
    Spiral Foods Pty Ltd
    PO Box 21
    Coburg VIC 3058
    1300 303 794

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    I have moved the Food Standards Australia content to the start of this post so everyone sees it.


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    There is information on the bonsoy recall on the spiral foods website the link is:
    http://www.spiralfoods.com.au/main_frame.html

    There you will find up to what use by date may be harmfull

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    Thanks for that wmacka.
    the dates are the same as the Food Standards release (post #3 in this thread).

    All dates up to and including Best Before 03.11.11

    The fact its a recall of all dates does make it look like a long term recipe problem and not a manufacturing oops so the dates are not "that" important until they make a new batch.

    It also appears that the Kombu seaweed is the ingredient cuprit (which you would assume will get dropped quickly).

    I wonder if we will ever see BonSoy again or if the damage to the name is enough to cause re-branding when it returns?



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    This is sad news. Being a late convert to Bonsoy I was delighted to have it on the shelves and use it for wet sales. Our customers always appreciated it.

    What a lousy Christmas present for Spiral Foods. The staff Ive dealt with there have always been pleasant and helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1D3238255C0 link=1261577061/13#13 date=1261788847
    I wonder if we will ever see BonSoy again or if the damage to the name is enough to cause re-branding when it returns?
    I hope they do make a comeback, though mud has a habit of sticking. In the meantime I, as do others, will have to find an alternative, and I guess a large percentage will never switch back.



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    Might be just me and my positive thinking, but I kind of feel that if any soy milk company could come back from a recall, it would be the bonsoy people - there are so many people who prefer it over other brands. Hopefully this translates into support once they are back in sale again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58797272756F1C0 link=1261577061/14#14 date=1261798915
    What a lousy Christmas present for Spiral Foods
    I did ponder if the release of the "voluntary recall" was intentionally held back to Christmas eve, surely the best day of the year to make as small amount of press impact as possible. I certainly hope that wasnt the case!

    Quote Originally Posted by 58797272756F1C0 link=1261577061/14#14 date=1261798915
    I hope they do make a comeback,
    As do I.
    It has certainly been the highest rated soy product on CS for a long time with the only real negatives (till now) being the price... but even then concensus seemed to be that the higher price was well worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 717970757F7573696F1C0 link=1261577061/15#15 date=1261805807
    there are so many people who prefer it over other brands
    Which makes me wonder just how much difference (if any) removing the Kombu seaweed will make to taste/performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by 58797272756F1C0 link=1261577061/14#14 date=1261798915
    In the meantime I, as do others, will have to find an alternative
    Good timing for National Foods who are pushing their Makin Milk
    "Vitasoy Cafe" pretty hard at the moment.

    Industrial espionage conspiracy theory anyone?
    ;D

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    Industrial? No! Its the gummint sperimenting on us all trying to make us into tall thin aliens.

    Not me, Ive got my bunker full of condensed milk, un-fluoridated water and a gross of tinfoil hats.
    ;D ;D ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 634C465B220 link=1261577061/16#16 date=1261815354
    Which makes me wonder just how much difference (if any) removing the Kombu seaweed will make to taste/performance.

    This will explain why everyone seems to prefer it. *Kombu, a seaweed, was first used in Japan as a flavor enhancer. *In 1908 Kikunae Ikeda, a chemistry professor at Imperial University of Tokyo isolated the main ingredient -- MSG, or monosodium glutamate -- and started what has become a million-dollar industry.

    MSG is now the most widely used flavor enhancer in the world.

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    Tastes like umm, umm, Umami

    Hmmm.... the plot thickens.

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    does anyone have any idea on the legal of this?

    went to a cafe yesterday that offered bonsoy but with the warning that it had been recalled.

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    Did you not question them on that?

    Ring Food Standards 1300 303 794
    or Spiral Foods (see the Media Contact number above).

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    I would assume its only illegal if they knew about the recall... good luck proving that.

    It would be far better to educate than to "smack em"...
    Maybe printout a few copies of the Spiral Foods letter above and leave it with any cafe you see using it.


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    Good point Andy...

    I hope they are back up and running soon though as for mine, nothing comes close...

    Can anyone clarify if it is actually illegal to sell a product subject to voluntary recall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4478657E747562777F74100 link=1261577061/21#21 date=1261982457
    Did you not question them on that?

    Ring Food Standards 1300 303 794
    or Spiral Foods (see the Media Contact number above).
    No. I dont know the legal on this hence the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 624D475A230 link=1261577061/22#22 date=1261985023
    I would assume its only illegal if they knew about the recall... good luck proving that.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4942504C4D50404B464F575650230 link=1261577061/20#20 date=1261967522
    went to a cafe yesterday that offered bonsoy but with the warning that it had been recalled. *
    They knew.



    Quote Originally Posted by 114E56404B404C454546464E424D230 link=1261577061/23#23 date=1261985460
    Can anyone clarify if it is actually illegal to sell a product subject to voluntary recall? *
    If I can find a few minutes tomorrow Ill ring Food Standards (the point of my previous post).

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    http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/_srcfiles/Food%20Recall_WEB.pdf

    The use of the word ‘voluntary’ does not correspond to whether or not the distribution network/chains can choose to remove the product from sale. When a recall occurs, all of the particular food product subject to the recall must be removed from the market place.

    While food retail businesses would not normally need a recall plan, they may be part of another business’ recall. For example, they may need to remove recalled stock from shelves and return it to the manufacturer, importer or wholesaler. If a business is required to remove recalled stock from sale, the business must comply with the food disposal requirements of the Code.

    Clause 11 of Standard 3.2.2 (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) requires a food business to ensure food that is recalled is held, separated and identified from other food until it is:
    • destroyed
    • used for purposes other than human consumption
    • returned to its supplier
    • further processed in a way that ensures its safety and suitability
    • ascertained to be safe and suitable

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7E657D6F3A3C3A330A0 link=1261577061/26#26 date=1261996198
    http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/_srcfiles/Food%20Recall_WEB.pdf

    The use of the word ‘voluntary’ does not correspond to whether or not the distribution network/chains can choose to remove the product from sale. When a recall occurs, all of the particular food product subject to the recall must be removed from the market place.

    While food retail businesses would not normally need a recall plan, they may be part of another business’ recall. For example, they may need to remove recalled stock from shelves and return it to the manufacturer, importer or wholesaler. If a business is required to remove recalled stock from sale, the business must comply with the food disposal requirements of the Code.

    Clause 11 of Standard 3.2.2 (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) requires a food business to ensure food that is recalled is held, separated and identified from other food until it is:
    • destroyed
    • used for purposes other than human consumption
    • returned to its supplier
    • further processed in a way that ensures its safety and suitability
    • ascertained to be safe and suitable
    Thanks for that Tim...Good to know [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    I believe the use of the word ‘voluntary’ applies to Spiral Foods.
    It means that the authorities have not issued a recall notice; it always looks better for the manufacturer.

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    Thanks

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    OK... I just got off the phone to Food Standards.

    The spokesperson agreed with me that the word "voluntary" can confuse some people.

    The media notice above clearly says that consumers should not use the product.

    But if the customers in the cafe in question were told "by the way theres been a "voluntary" recall", and dont read the notice, they may not realise the severity of the situation.

    Ive suggested to Food Standards and Spiral Foods that the notices probably need a clear warning to the retailers as well.



    Jason would you mind whispering in their ear and ask them to stop selling it?
    If they keep selling it they will have to be reported for the safety of the public.

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    Just heard that ALL bonsoy has been recalled nationally regardless of dates due to thyroid toxicosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64717B7571797D100 link=1261577061/31#31 date=1262065176
    Just heard that ALL bonsoy has been recalled nationally regardless of dates due to thyroid toxicosis.
    Thyroid. 2001 May;11(5):493-500.
    Iodine excess and hyperthyroidism.

    Roti E, Uberti ED.

    Universitŕ di Parma, Cattedra di Endocrinologia, Italy.

    150 microg iodine are daily required for thyroid hormone synthesis. The thyroid gland has intrinsic mechanisms that maintain normal thyroid function even in the presence of iodine excess. Large quantities of iodide are present in drugs, antiseptics, contrast media and food preservatives. Iodine induced hyperthyroidism is frequently observed in patients affected by euthyroid iodine deficient goiter when suddenly exposed to excess iodine. Possibly the presence of autonomous thyroid function permits the synthesis and release of excess quantities of thyroid hormones. The presence of thyroid autoimmunity in patients residing in iodine-insufficient areas who develop iodine-induced hyperthyroidism has not been unanimously observed. In iodine-sufficient areas, iodine-induced hyperthyroidism has been reported in euthyroid patients with previous thyroid diseases. Euthyroid patients previously treated with antithyroid drugs for Graves disease are prone to develop iodine-induced hyperthyroidism. As well, excess iodine in hyperthyroid Graves disease patients may reduce the effectiveness of the antithyroid drugs. Occasionally iodine-induced hyperthyroidism has been observed in euthyroid patients with a previous episode of post-partum thyroiditis, amiodarone destructive or type II thyrotoxicosis and recombinant interferon-alpha induced destructive thyrotoxicosis. Amiodarone administration may induce thyrotoxicosis. Two mechanisms are responsible for this condition. One is related to excess iodine released from the drug, approximately 9 mg of iodine following a daily dose of 300 mg amiodarone. This condition is an iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis or type I amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis. The other mechanism is due to the amiodarone molecule that induces a destruction of the thyroid follicles with a release of preformed hormones. This condition is called amiodarone-induced destructive thyrotoxicosis or type II thyrotoxicosis. Patients developing type I thyrotoxicosis in general have preexisting nodular goiter whereas those developing type II thyrotoxicosis have a normal thyroid gland. The latter group of patients, after recovering from the destructive process, may develop permanent hypothyroidism as the consequence of fibrosis of the gland.

    PMID: 11396708 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Publication Types, MeSH Terms, Substances

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60757F71757D79140 link=1261577061/31#31 date=1262065176
    Just heard that ALL bonsoy has been recalled nationally regardless of dates due to thyroid toxicosis.
    No update on the Food Standards site or the Spiral Foods site.

    Where did you hear?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 033F2239333225303833570 link=1261577061/33#33 date=1262087127
    Quote Originally Posted by 60757F71757D79140 link=1261577061/31#31 date=1262065176
    Just heard that ALL bonsoy has been recalled nationally regardless of dates due to thyroid toxicosis. *
    No update on the Food Standards site or the Spiral Foods site.

    Where did you hear?
    The original 24th Jan recall was for "all dates up to 03/11/11" which I assume was their last batch anyway so this isnt really a new report.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1639332E570 link=1261577061/34#34 date=1262093571
    Quote Originally Posted by 033F2239333225303833570 link=1261577061/33#33 date=1262087127
    Quote Originally Posted by 60757F71757D79140 link=1261577061/31#31 date=1262065176
    Just heard that ALL bonsoy has been recalled nationally regardless of dates due to thyroid toxicosis. *
    No update on the Food Standards site or the Spiral Foods site.

    Where did you hear?
    The original 24th Jan recall was for "all dates up to 03/11/11" which I assume was their last batch anyway so this isnt really a new report.
    True, probably not new news, heard via health department and as youve already mentioned Thundergod the term voluntary can confuse.
    Means the distirbutor in this case Spiral, can advertise the recall themselves and make it look better for them, otherwise they get sent a bill for the print ads.

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    There is a coogee cafe still serving Bonsoy. They said that their batch is not affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0F282C230022232628344D0 link=1261577061/36#36 date=1262257669
    There is a coogee cafe still serving Bonsoy. *They said that their batch is not affected.
    Tell them its illegal to sell it.
    If the Health Department finds out theyll be in deep sh!t.
    Print out a copy of the recall notice and show them the dates.
    They are playing with peoples health; if they wont listen, report them.

    If you wont, PM the name of the cafe to me and Ill report them.

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    Might be a post-recall batch?

    For now, I guess they just have to repackage the recalled stuff and sell it as MalSoy?

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    Interesting that Spiral foods have published the following:

    To try and add some clarity to this difficult situation, some facts:

    The company voluntarily initiated this recall after having been told by the health authorities that 7 or 8 people were “diagnosed with thyroid conditions”, plus one newborn with hypothyroidism. (FSANZ website). We do not know the nature or severity of ill health of the 7/8 adults, or whether they are suffering from hyperthyroidism (too much iodine) or hypothyroidism (a deficiency of iodine). This has also not been explained to the public by the health authorities.

    What has not been reported in the media is that the adults all came from the ONE medical practice in NSW? (FSANZ website). Also, we have yet to be provided with hard evidence showing that this entire group did in fact consume Bonsoy, that the evidence of Bonsoy consumption is not just anecdotal and that the consumption caused their “condition”.

    Voluntary Recall notices were published in major newspapers nationally last week, as this was the first practical occasion to do so after having gathered all the information we could. There was some initial doubt, as to which batches might be involved, and it took some time to clarify this, so as a precaution, we decided to include all dates to lessen confusion. Major distributors were notified just prior to Christmas, which is when we found out there was a problem. It was just physically impossible to notify every coffee shop that might use Bonsoy, as they mostly buy from other retailers and we simply don’t know who they are. We acted as quickly as we could, but wanted to have as much correct information as possible before we did so.

    Spiral Foods is committed to providing healthy and safe food; if you think about it, it is in our interests to do so.

    There are no regulations or standards in Australia regulating the amount of iodine in food. This explains why there is no pre-testing of food for iodine, the standards that exist relate to consumption only.

    Please bear with us as we investigate and get to the bottom of this issue and establish all the facts, not just the allegations.


    I guess theres never just one side to any story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D627A6C676C6069696A6A626E610F0 link=1261577061/39#39 date=1262558515
    What has not been reported in the media is that the adults all came from the ONE medical practice in NSW?
    Id be looking hard at this bit.

    The NSW Food Authority at this stage is playing safe and treating it very seriously. i.e. Not taking any chances.

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B243C2A212A262F2F2C2C242827490 link=1261577061/39#39 date=1262558515
    Voluntary Recall notices were published in major newspapers nationally last week, as this was the first practical occasion to do so after having gathered all the information we could. *
    Maybe Im (still) a little cynical but it still sounds like justification for releasing the notice on Christmas eve.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B243C2A212A262F2F2C2C242827490 link=1261577061/39#39 date=1262558515
    There are no regulations or standards in Australia regulating the amount of iodine in food.This explains why there is no pre-testing of food for iodine, the standards that exist relate to consumption only.
    So... it doesnt matter how much iodine is in a product if its not consumed?

    This planet just gets whackier every day.

    I bought a packet of dried fruit and nuts a while ago that carried a warning "may contain traces of nuts".... I thought to myself... "it bloody better have more than traces".

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Quote Originally Posted by 527D776A130 link=1261577061/41#41 date=1262566741
    I bought a packet of dried fruit and nuts a while ago that carried a warning "may contain traces of nuts".... "it bloody better have more than traces" I thought.
    Ha ha...

    Bonsoy shouldve had - "may contain traces of iodine..". 7,500 traces per cup!!!

    My wife is seriously missing her Bonsoy. I hope they sort it out as theres nothing else that comes close for her. (And thanks to our local Coles who refunded our stash of Bonsoy without receipts.)

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    What has not been reported in the media is that the adults all came from the ONE medical practice in NSW?
    Might be another crappy doctor at the practice?

    My wife is seriously missing her Bonsoy
    I dont mind the odd Bonsoy. Ive been missing it too.

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Hello all, let me just start by saying that I loooooove Bonsoy milk, have been using it at work and drinking it daily over the past 21/2 years. Im so dissapointed by what is currently happening and miss my cuppa dearly!!! Saying that, I have been extremely sick and even after release from hospital Id drink a cup of bonsoy to line up my stomach in order to get it ready for my morning dose of steroids. What a surprise when I heard about the recall and what a relieve at the same time, realizing that this could be a solution to all my problems! Please read the posts by magda on http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/national-product-recall-bonsoy-soy-milk-very-high-levels-iodine/5/34232?page=1 if youd like to know more details.
    How extremely upsetting to read that coffee shop in Coogee is still selling it and playing with customers health!
    Thanks to all memebers on this site who are trying to do something about it.

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Quote Originally Posted by 585452515446475A58350 link=1261577061/44#44 date=1262832513
    How extremely upsetting to read that coffee shop in Coogee is still selling it and playing with customers health!
    Thanks to all memebers on this site who are trying to do something about it.
    I know for a fact that a NSW Food Authority inspector paid them a visit on Monday to sort it out.

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Thats great to hear, Ive seen few more still selling it on Bondi Road, will check it out tomorrow *;)

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    Re: BONSOY RECALL !

    Quote Originally Posted by 3B373132372524393B560 link=1261577061/47#47 date=1263282568
    Ive seen few more still selling it on Bondi Road
    Had a customer come in today practically begging me to sell her any Bonsoy I had, despite the recall. Go figure!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 676B6D6E6B797865670A0 link=1261577061/47#47 date=1263282568
    Ive seen few more still selling it on Bondi Road, will check it out tomorrow
    The NSW Food Authority will send someone straight out if you report it.



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