She emailed the processing company got a phone call two minutes later saying it was woody nightshade and they had ordered a product recall.
She also contacted Consumer, who said they had no record of the recall and that she should inform the Health Department, which she did and they’ve sent the peas for testing.
We get a lot of what I’ve always called deadly nightshade in our garden and I often see it in paddocks. It starts with a small white flower then develops green pea-like seeds that if left long enough – as happens when my weeding isn’t up to scratch – eventually turn black.
The seeds will be carried by birds and it would be impossible to keep them out of crops, but quality control ought to ensure that none gets into packets of peas.