People are being advised not to eat several products containing baby spinach following a national recall due to reported cases of food-related toxic reactions
Following earlier public health alerts relating to spinach products, further investigations have now identified other brands containing the potentially contaminated spinach.
The full list of affected baby spinach products is available on Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website and the community is urged to regularly check for updates. More products may be recalled as investigations continue.
The products are not safe to consume and people who have these products should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
ACT Health is investigating several potential cases in the ACT.
FSANZ advise that the baby spinach products are being recalled due to potential contamination with unsafe plant material.
ACT Health is working closely with other jurisdictions to investigate the issue further.
Anyone who is concerned about exposure to these products should call the 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 Poisons Information Centre is available 24/7 on 13 11 26 and can provide more information about poisons.