Coles is the latest supermarket giant to recall products containing spinach after Woolworths and Costco issued similar warnings about their products.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is working to alert consumers and is working with businesses to coordinate the recall in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
Coles has recalled 11 products containing baby spinach sold in NSW, Victoria, ACT, Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia. In a statement, the supermarket giant said health authorities had advised some of its spinach may have been contaminated with unsafe plant material.
Only some of its products carry Specific use-by dates are recalled“The affected product will be available for purchase from 8 December 2022,” Coles said in a statement. “Customers should not consume this product and anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice. Coles Liaising with suppliers and regulators on further steps is ongoing.”
Costco made the announcement earlier this week after dozens of people fell ill, with some reporting hallucinations. Eight people have become ill from eating spinach in Victoria, with the state’s health department saying it is investigating the source of the contamination.
Meanwhile, 47 people in NSW have developed symptoms after eating spinach and at least 17 have required medical attention, the state’s health department said on Friday.
Those who become ill experience a range of symptoms, including severe hallucinations, confusion, blurred vision, dilated pupils and fever.