Author Topic: RECALL of pre-packaged lettuce mixes. URGENT. Linked to SALMONELLA  (Read 1450 times)

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Lettuce recall: Health experts warn of more cases of salmonella poisoning linked to salad mixes

Health experts are on the alert for more incidents of salmonella poisoning following a spate of cases in Victoria and a national recall on some lettuce products.

Fifty-four people in Victoria have been diagnosed with having a rare strain of the bacteria and two were hospitalised after eating leafy greens linked to Tripod Farmers, based in Bacchus Marsh, west of Melbourne.

Queensland Health is investigating whether eight cases of a rare strain of salmonella are linked to interstate pre-packaged lettuce.

South Australia is investigating seven suspect cases.

Tripod Farmers has withdrawn 30 products from supermarket shelves and is investigating the salmonella source.

The outbreak is believed to be linked to a fertiliser sourced from chickens and used to grow the lettuce.

Weight loss company Lite 'n Easy said some lunches on its menu were affected and customers were being contacted.

It said it had taken steps to replace its lettuce supplier.

Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services senior medical adviser Dr Finn Romanes said he expected more people to develop symptoms in the coming days.

The Department said it was confident the issue was contained, but would continue to investigate the source, along with the company and the local council.

Key points:
  •     54 people in Victoria diagnosed with a rare strain of salmonella
  •     30 salad products recalled
  •     Victorian Health Department investigating supplier

Read more at the ABC link at the top of this post.
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Re: RECALL of pre-packaged lettuce mixes. URGENT. Linked to SALMONELLA
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 07:11:02 PM »
It's not ALL the pre-packaged salad/lettuce mixes which are affected.

The complete list of affected pre-packaged lettuce mixes is on the Food Standards website :link: (but be warned that this page takes a long time to load; in fact, in Firefox it refused to load properly for me at all, although it did - finally - load in Chrome).

For your information, therefore, I've copied the information on that page here.

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Tripod Farmers Pty Ltd has recalled the following products from Coles, Bi-Lo (VIC, NSW, SA, NT & ACT), Woolworths (ACT, VIC & NSW) and other independent outlets in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, NT and ACT due to microbial (salmonella) contamination. Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Date notified to FSANZ

04/02/2016  Updated: 05/02/2016

Food type: Pre-packaged salad leaves

Product names and size :
   • Woolworths Baby Spinach 100g
   • Woolworths Baby Rocket 100g
   • Woolworths Gourmet Mix 100g
   • Wash N Toss Watercress 100g
   • Wash N Toss Sorrel  50g
   • Wash N Toss Baby Cos  100g
   • Wash N Toss Baby Spinach  100g
   • Wash N Toss Salad Mix  100g
   • Wash N Toss Wild Rocket 100g
   • Wash N Toss Kale  100g
   • Coles Australian Baby Spinach 60g
   • Coles Australian Baby Rocket 60g
   • Coles Australian Baby Rocket 120g
   • Coles Australian Spinach & Rocket  120g
   • Coles Australian Baby Spinach 120g
   • Coles Australian 4 Leaf Salad 120g
   • Coles Australian 4 Leaf Salad 200g
   • Supa Salad Supa salad 180g   

Trade recall only for the following products:
   • Supa Salad Supamix 1kg
   • Supa Salad AHL Mix  1kg
   • Clear Film Spinach 1kg
   • Clear Film Rocket 1kg
   • Clear Film Baby Cos 1kg
   • Clear Film Baby Leaf 1kg
   • Clear Film Green Coral 180g
   • Clear Film Spinach 180g

Package description and size
: Pillow bags and plastic punnets, ranging in sizes from 50g – 1kg

Date marking: All Use By dates up to and including 14/02/2016

Country of origin: Australia

Reason for recall: Microbial (salmonella) contamination

Distribution
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Coles and Bi-Lo stores in VIC, NSW, SA, NT & ACT
Woolworths stores in ACT, VIC, NSW
and other independent outlets (including some Foodworks stores, Aussie Farmers Direct, fruit and vegetable shops, markets and to trade) in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, NT and ACT.

Consumer advice


Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact


Tripod Farmers Pty Ltd
(03) 5367 4861
540 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh Victoria

www.tripodfarmers.com.au

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Re: RECALL of pre-packaged lettuce mixes. URGENT. Linked to SALMONELLA
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 07:16:11 PM »
BUT... you should also be aware that loose leaf lettuce from Woolworths is another affected product.

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Woolworths loose leaf lettuce

?Woolworths Limited has recalled Woolworths Fresh Cut Loose Baby Spinach 1kg and Woolworths Fresh Cut Salad Loose Mesculin 1kg from Woolworths in NSW, ACT and VIC due to microbial (salmonella) contamination. Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Date notified to FSANZ: 05/02/2016 

Food type: Loose baby spinach and loose mesculin

Product name
   • Woolworths Fresh Cut Loose Baby Spinach 1kg
   • Woolworths Fresh Cut Salad Loose Mesculin 1kg

Country of origin: Australia
Reason for recall: Microbial (salmonella) contamination
Distribution: Woolworths in NSW, ACT and VIC

Consumer advice:
Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact

Woolworths Limited
1800 103 515

www.woolworths.com.au
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Re: RECALL of pre-packaged lettuce mixes. URGENT. Linked to SALMONELLA
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 11:30:48 AM »
Must be Chinese growers in Australia
They must have used a liquid fertilizer on the leaf as surely it would not go up through the  root system    :chef: