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    Product Recall - Target Xmas Coffee Hampers.

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    Glass Jar Pasta Company, a trading division of Beyond the Square Pty Ltd, wishes to advise that the baskets from the hampers shown, supplied to and sold exclusively through Target and Target Country stores, may contain the larvae of foreign insects which are of quarantine concern. The hampers were sold between October 2004 and January 2005.



    On advice from Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS), Glass Jar Pasta Company has commenced this voluntary recall after larvae believed by AQIS to be from the longicorn and auger beetles were discovered in four of the baskets of the hampers supplied to Target.

    Glass Jar Pasta Company is asking people who have bought the ‘Coffee for Two’, ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Hot Chocolate for Two’ and the ‘Festive Delights Hamper’ from Target and Target Country stores late last year to immediately place the basket (without its contents) in a secured plastic bag and:

    – return the basket (without the contents) to any Target or Target Country store for a full cash refund OR, if this is not possible
    – treat the basket yourself by placing the bag and the basket (without the contents) in a freezer for 14 days (2 weeks)
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    – burn the basket (without the contents) in a safe manner, observing any local fire restrictions and regulations


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    Just an FYI ... taken from

    http://www.target.com.au/html/recall/recall2015.htm

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    Re: Product Recall - Target Xmas Coffee Hampers.

    Strangely enough, my initial reaction was that the "without the contents" message could have been removed, and it would be a much more effective service to australian consumers ;)

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    Re: Product Recall - Target Xmas Coffee Hampers.

    Andy is this genuine?

    If it is..... this is a bit of an issue...... We live in a fruit growing region and this gives validity to many of our concerns about the importation of Apples from New Zealand... New Zealand although they produce excellent apples has a disease called Fireblight that affects Apples and thus far Australia has been shielded from this... (there was an outbreak at the botanical Gardens in Melb but it was controlled quickly) This is just a fine example of why Australia really needs its strict Quarantine methods that we have in place.... Lets hope that these betles will not get a hold....

    Fireblight also affects Roses Pears etc as well....

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    Too true Poundy... Im sure if the product packaging had have been sealed and fresh coffee was used then the CO2 would have killed the buggers. How much CO2 is given-off by stale coffee?

    Yes, sadly this is true FB. I was in Auckland for work 8 months ago when the fireblight media coverage was at its highest. The TV in NZ was horrible to watch. The New Zealand press were saying that fireblight wasnt much of an issue and we were only stopping their apples to protect our own prices and keep them from competition away. They totaly lost the real point and the media there seems to have chip on its shoulders about their nearest neighbour. I wonder if they would be as receptive to me exporting snakes?

    Strict quarantine is great... stricter would be better!


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    Re: Product Recall - Target Xmas Coffee Hampers.

    Actually with the apples thing if you are lucky enough to visit NZ try the apples. Personally I think they taste better than the Ausie equivalent. I think you may find that this is the issue and not the fireblight.

    BUT Im a Kiwi so you could argue im biased. However i have tried both Countries apples. ;D

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    Re: Product Recall - Target Xmas Coffee Hampers.

    Well...
    tasted em both and I personally lke the Tassie ones where I grew up (the fresh ones, not the coolstore crap they send over for the "mainlanders")
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    ....Fireblight tastes better? ???
    Disease (and insectiside) free tastes best.

    I must say that the mangos in NZ were fantastic as was the gold liquor we had with dinner.... both thankfully disease free.

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    Re: Product Recall - Target Xmas Coffee Hampers.

    Agreed Andy but what were those 2 round things in the bottom of the bottle? :-)

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