Lettuce recalled after 28 cases of Salmonella

UPDATE

QUEENSLAND will not be affected by the lettuce recall, while the salmonella warning has been extended across Victoria, New South Wales, Northern Territory and South Australia.

The ABC reports that two people have been taken to hospital for salmonella poisoning, but none have died. 

Products with best before dates up to and including February 14 are included in the recall. 

Health authorities are urging consumers to return these products to the place of purchase or discard them. 

Tripod Farmers is issuing a national voluntary product recall for these products and there will be ongoing testing and monitoring of all products from the company.

 

EARLIER

VICTORIA'S Department of Health has warned consumers not to eat prepackaged lettuce from the Victorian-based Tripod Farmers company, after a higher-than-usual number of salmonella cases.

The department 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' pre-packaged salad mixes, including Coles 4 Leaf Mix, Woolworths salad mix, SupaSalad Supamix and Wash N Toss salad mix.

The department said the recall was for products with best before dates leading up to and including February 14.

Department of Health and Human Services senior medical adviser Dr Finn Romanes said people should either return them to the place of purchase or throw them out.

Read more at the ABC.


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