Woolworths prides itself on exceptionally high standards, and we go to great lengths, with very strict protocols within a rigorous food safety management process, to ensure all food we produce, package and sell is the quality our customers expect. Food safety is critically important to us, and the wellbeing of our customers is our first priority. 

Woolworths is recalling Woolworths Smoked Chicken Viennas, Cocktail Chicken Viennas and Halaal Smoked Chicken Viennas with the sell by date 27 May 2023 with immediate effect.  We, along with our suppliers, proactively manage and prevent contamination of food, and through routine quality control tests we discovered a fault in a production line, which resulted in cross-contamination of milk protein between Chicken Viennas and Chicken and Cheese Viennas.  

While the cheese may not be obvious through taste or visible in the product, we are removing all the products from our shelves. Customers who have an allergy to cow’s milk may experience an adverse reaction to trace amounts of milk protein.

Our Chicken Viennas with the sell by date 27 May 2023 are produced in four variants, outlined below, and are sold in two countries; South Africa and Botswana.

Customers who have purchased the product, should return the product to their local store for a full refund. For more information please contact our customer service centre on 0860 022 002 or visit woolworths.co.za


SMOKED CHICKEN VIENNA 1Kg     6009195431174

SMOKED CHICKEN VIENNA 500g      6009195431181

COCKTAIL CHICKEN VIENNA 375g    6009214259499

HALAAL CHICKEN VIENNA 500g      6009217223374