Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recalled baby spinach containing a plant contaminant causing nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, dilated pupils, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, and confusion. As a result, Australia's biggest supermarkets issued an urgent recall of a range of salad and plant products. Coles and Woolworths have recalled dozens of spinach products sold across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, ACT, Northern Territory, and South Australia. Coles is recalling 11 Coles Own Brand products containing baby spinach. Among the products recalled are pre-packaged spinach bags and salad kits. Woolworths recalled products, including its Chicken Cobb Salad and Chickpea Falafel Salad. Aldi recalls packets of Fresh Salad Co Fresh and Fast Stir Fry with a use-by date of December 24. The product was available for sale in Victorian Aldi stores. The recall is due to Riviera Farms branded baby spinach, sold at Costco stores in Victoria, New South Wales, and the ACT. Packets of Riviera Farms branded baby spinach with use-by dates between December 16 and 28 are also being recalled. Riviera Farm said while its only major retail customer was Costco, it had been working proactively with wholesale customers and regulators to rectify the issue. "The advice to our customers remains to recall potentially contaminated spinach products from their shelves and to advise their customers to do the same."@ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-17/woolworths-coles-aldi-recall-products-contamination-concerns/101784644
In Australia, Woolworths, Coles, and Aldi recall products containing the recalled spinach
Potentially contaminated spinach pulled from supermarket shelves with at least 11 Victorians hospitalised
Further foods are being recalled because of potential contamination with unsafe plant material, after spinach was recalled earlier in the week.