A number of lines of pre-packaged leafy vegetable products stocked at Coles, Bi-Lo, Woolworths and independent grocers have been voluntarily recalled following a food safety incident.
The producer, Victorian-based Tripod Farmers, has voluntarily recalled the product lines nationally following advice from the Victorian Department of Health of a possible link to cases of salmonella infection.
The Victorian Department of Health has advised consumers not to eat the pre-packaged food products in question, indicating consumers should either return them to their place of purchase for a refund or throw it out. The products all have a use by date up to and including February 11 until February 14.
Coles said it has taken immediate steps to remove from sale a selection of pre-packed lettuce products in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, Northern Territory and South Australia. Woolworths’ recalled products are stocked in New South Wales, Victoria, and the ACT only.
AusVeg National Manager – Scientific Affairs Dr Jessica Lye said AusVeg was also currently working with Tripod Farmers and the Victorian Department of Health and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
“The Australian vegetable industry is committed to ensuring that food recall incidences are handled swiftly so that consumers can have confidence in their vegetable produce,” Lye said.
The recall of pre-packaged lettuce products comes a week after Lion Dairy & Drinks and Coles supermarkets were forced to recall a number of products sold and distributed in Western Australia due to a possible bacteria contamination.
The recalled lettuce products include:
Woolworths Baby Spinach 100g 14/02/2016
Woolworths Baby Rocket 100g 14/02/2016
Woolworths Gourmet Mix 100g 14/02/2016
Woolworths Fresh Cut Loose Baby Spinach 1kg 14/02/2016
Woolworths Fresh Cut Salad Loose Mesculin 1kg 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Watercress 100g 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Sorrel 50g 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Baby Cos 100g 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Baby Spinach 100g 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Salad Mix 100g 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Wild Rocket 100g 14/02/2016
Wash N Toss Kale 100g 14/02/2016
Coles Australian Baby Spinach 60g 11/02/2016
Coles Australian Baby Rocket 60g 11/02/2016
Coles Australian Baby Rocket 120g 11/02/2016
Coles Australian Spinach & Rocket 120g 11/02/2016
Coles Australian Baby Spinach 120g 11/02/2016
Coles Australian 4 Leaf Salad 120g 11/02/2016
Coles Australian 4 Leaf Salad 200g 11/02/2016
Supa Salad Supa salad 180g 14/02/2016
Supa Salad Green Coral 180g
Supa Salad Supamix 1kg
Supa Salad Spinach 1kg
Supa Salad Rocket 1kg
Supa Salad Baby Cos 1kg
Supa Salad ALH 1kg
Supa Salad Spinach 180g
Clear Film Blend
Clear Film Spinach
Clear Film Baby Cos