Recall of a Batch of Castlewood Farm Organic Apple Juice due to an Elevated Level of Patulin

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Castlewood Farm Organic Apple Juice; pack size 750ml

Batch Code:

Best Before October 2021

Country Of Origin:



Castlewood Farm is recalling the above batch of its Organic Apple Juice due to an elevated level of patulin.  Patulin is a toxic contaminant produced naturally by a number of moulds found in and on fruit. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

While patulin does not present an immediate risk to consumers, its presence is unacceptable and long-term consumption could cause an effect on human health. If consumed in large quantities over a period of time, patulin may cause damage to the immune system, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.


Consumers are advised not to consume the implicated batch.

Apple Juice Label
Apple Juice Bottle