Garlic bread that turns blue is recalled in Australia

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Garlic bread
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AGB International, a company based in Capalaba, near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has recalled 13 brands of garlic bread after learning that the bread turns blue when heated.

AGB International is unsure why the bread turns blue but thinks that the problem is isolated and may be caused by a batch of garlic which the company no longer uses. AGB supplies garlic bread to the pizza chains Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza, and major supermarket chains including Woolworths, Coles and Franklins.

Consumers who last week bought garlic bread of the brands "Homebrand", "Black and Gold" and "You'll Love Coles" are advised to discard them.

The company told media outlets that it does not believe the breads are a danger to the public, adding that the recall is in the interests of quality control.

AGB has set up a phone line for consumers interested in advice and refund information. The number is 1800 645 515 toll free, except from mobiles (Australia only).