National recall for lettuce packets after salmonella cases

A national recall has been issued for prepackaged lettuce from the Victorian-based Tripod Farmers company, after a higher-than-usual number of salmonella cases were reported in the state.

 Victoria's Department of Health said there had been 28 salmonella cases so far this year, and the lettuce was the common source.

Tripod lettuce is sold at Coles and Woolworths in both supermarkets' prepackaged salad mixes, including Coles 4 Leaf Mix, Woolworths salad mix, SupaSalad Supamix and Wash N Toss salad mix.

A recall notice on Food Standards Australia's website listed outlets in all states and territories, excluding Tasmania and Western Australia.

"Tripod Farmers has recalled the following products from Coles, Bi-Lo (VIC, NSW, SA, NT & ACT), Woolworths (ACT, VIC & NSW) and trade outlets in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, NT and ACT due to microbial (salmonella) contamination," the notice said.

Coles said their affected products were those with a use-by date up to and including February 11, 2016 from VIC, NSW, ACT, NT and SA stores only, the ABC reported.

Coles said any of their salad mixes with a use-by date on or after February 12, 2016 were safe to consume.

Woolworths said any of their salad products with use-by dates on or before February 14 should not be consumed - this applies to Woolworths stores in NSW, VIC and ACT only.

FULL RECALL NOTICE FROM FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Pre-packaged salad leaves

Tripod Farmers Pty Ltd has recalled the following products from Coles, Bi-Lo (VIC, NSW, SA, NT & ACT), Woolworths (ACT, VIC & NSW) and trade 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 

Food type

Pre-packaged salad leaves

Product name

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

Package description and size

Pillow bag, and 1kg punnets ranging in sizes from 50g - 1kg

Date marking

Use by Up to and including 10/02/2016 - 14/02/2016

Country of origin

Australia

Reason for recall

Microbial (salmonella) contamination

Distribution

Coles, Bi-Lo VIC, NSW, SA, NT & ACT

Woolworths ACT, VIC, NSW

and trade outlets 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



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