UPDATE 18/12/2022: FSANZ have added further products to this recall. This health alert is no longer current, please visit the latest public health alert for advice.
People are being advised not to eat 'Riviera Farms' branded baby spinach with use by dates ranging from 16 to 28 December 2022.
The recall by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) follows a number of cases of possible food-related toxic reactions in Australia. Further information about the recall is available on the FSANZ website.
The impacted baby spinach was sold through Costco Wholesale, in ACT, NSW and Victoria.
The product is not safe to consume and people who have it should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
ACT Health is investigating several potential cases in the ACT.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand advise the products are being recalled due to potential contamination with unsafe plant material.
ACT Health is working with other jurisdictions, to investigate the issue further.
Anyone who is concerned about exposure to the spinach should call the NSW Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. ACT Health urges anyone who experiences any unusual and severe symptoms to seek immediate medical attention by visiting their nearest emergency department. In the event of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).
Reported symptoms can be severe, including:
- Delirium or confusion
- Dilated pupils
- Rapid heartbeat
- Flushed face
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth and skin
The NSW Poisons Information Centre is available 24/7 on 13 11 26 and can provide more information about poisons.