SA food products recalled after Listeria was found | Pro IQRA News

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A number of ready-to-eat foods have been pulled from supermarket shelves after listeria was discovered, with health authorities issuing an urgent warning to vulnerable South Australians.

Food Standards Australia said Adelaide-based Raw Nation Wholefoods was recalling six Crudo and Bocadilla branded products.

Crudo and Bocadilla ready-to-eat meals used on August 31 and September 1-3 are being recalled:

Crudo Cheekie Pumpkin 275 g

Crudo Chicken Caesar 200 g

Crudo Vietnamese Bowl 275g

Crudo Jamaican spoon 250 g

Crudo Oriental Chicken 275 g

Bocadilla Classic Chicken Pasta 275 g

Products are sold through grocery retailers across South Australia including Coles, IGA, Foodland, X Conveence and independent retailers.

Food Standards Australia said the recall was due to “potential microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination” and this afternoon SA Health issued a statement confirming the contamination.

The department’s Food Safety and Regulation Division was told that it had received “confirmation of Listeria monocytogenes present in the products”.

“Raw Nation Wholefoods has initiated a precautionary recall of six of its marketed salads and is working closely with SA Health and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to isolate the source of the contamination,” SA Health said.

He advised people in South Australia not to eat the products, particularly pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

SA Health said that although all affected products have been removed from store shelves, anyone who purchased these products should either return them to the place of purchase or throw them away.

“To date, there have been no cases of listeriosis reported to the Infectious Disease Control Division associated with this product,” SA Health said.

“Listeria infection usually does not result in any illness, but it can cause serious illness in vulnerable groups.

“Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and progressive confusion. People may begin to experience symptoms within a few days, but it can take up to six weeks for symptoms to appear after eating contaminated produce.

“People are advised to see their doctor if symptoms develop, and those at risk should see a doctor as soon as possible if they develop any symptoms.”

said Dean Agostino, manager of Raw Nation Wholefoods Daily the company was working with SA Health to completely shut down and clean up its manufacturing facility in Croydon Park.

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