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Bonsoy statement - 26 November, 2014

Source/posted by: Spiral Foods26 Nov 20140 Comments

At the end of 2009 Spiral Foods, the distributor of Bonsoy took the precaution of voluntarily recalling the product following feedback regarding one of the product’s ingredients, Kombu (Sea Vegetable). 

We have been back with a reformulated product since 2010, which is fully approved by Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS). 

Bonsoy’s trademark taste and famous characteristics continues to be enjoyed by our loyal customers and baristas. Customer taste tests carried out by Spiral Foods confirm Bonsoy offers customers its famous full-bodied flavour which is loved by consumers across Australia and New Zealand.

FAQ

WHY WAS THE FOOD PRODUCT RECALLED?

Bonsoy contained a natural seaweed ingredient, Kombu, which contained iodine. Although there are no set guidelines regarding the levels of iodine in liquid foods, Spiral Foods took the precautionary step of removing the ingredient which caused concern to a very small group of its customers. 

WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU MADE TO THE PRODUCT?

The natural seaweed ingredient, Kombu, has been removed from Bonsoy. Bonsoy has been carefully reformulated and retains its trademark full-bodied flavour and characteristics without the use of any additives, oils or flavour enhancers. 

DOES BONSOY TASTE THE SAME?

Yes. According to customers and baristas at some of Sydney’s leading cafes, Bonsoy has retained its trademark full-bodied taste and famous characteristics.  

IS BONSOY APPROVED BY THE AUSTRALIAN FOOD STANDARDS AGENCIES?

Yes. Bonsoy was tested by AQIS and has since been approved and released. Spiral Foods has also had their own independent tests done with National Measurement Institute (NMI).  

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY BONSOY AGAIN?

Bonsoy is available on supermarket shelves, in selected cafes and health food retailers.