A number of salad products have been recalled in an Australian state because of Salmonella contamination.
Recalls in Western Australia involve the Loose Leaf Lettuce Co., Supreme Salads, Fresh Frontier and Quality Produce International. There have been no reports of illness associated with the products.
The Loose Leaf Lettuce Co. recalled Asian Salad Mix and Special Salad Mix 200-gram with best-before dates from March 21 to 28 due to microbial contamination. They were sold at various independent retailers and IGA stores in Western Australia.
During routine testing the Special Salad Mix was found to be positive for Salmonella, according to a company statement.
“As a precaution, we are recalling all Special Salad Mix and products with any of the same ingredients (Asian Salad Mix, Tatsoi, Mizuna and Swiss Chard) with a best before date between March 21 and 28 inclusive.
“Please return any of this product to your place of purchase for a refund. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused, and we want to reassure you that we are taking all actions to ensure our food is safe. All our other product lines are unaffected.”
Quality Produce International recalled Asian Vegetable Mix 500-gram, Lettuce Mizuna 500-gram, Prepack Asian Mix 200-gram, Special Mix 1 kilogram, Special Mix 200-gram, Swiss Chard 500-gram and Tatsoi Baby 500-gram Loose Leaf Lettuce Company products.
Fresh Frontier recalled Foodies Choice Gourmet Greek Salad with Quinoa and Kale with use by dates of March 23, 24 and 25 that was sold at IGA, Farmer Jacks, Gilberts Fresh, Rawsters, and SUPA IGA in Western Australia.
Supreme Salads recalled Garden Salad 150-gram and 250-gram; Supreme Salad 150-gram and 250g and Greek Salad 150-gram and 250-gram with best before dates of March 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25 and 26. Items were sold at independent grocers, including IGAs, and cafes in WA.
A statement from Supreme Salads said due to a supplier notifying them of a contamination problem with supplied salad mix, the firm decided to recall all products as a precaution.
Meanwhile, Australia and Singapore have agreed to work together on food safety and standards.
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, and Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Food Agency to promote cooperation in food safety and standards. The move will also explore new areas of cooperation, including novel foods and alternative proteins.
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