Listeria has been found in a supermarket salad. All LeaderBrand salads have now been recalled, despite the food-borne bacteria being found only in the Caesar Salad. The company said it has recalled its entire salad product range, including LeaderBrand Classic Salads, Fresh Plus Salads, Value Bag Salads, Pam's Fresh Express salads and 100 per cent Fresh Salads from the major supermarkets it supplies.Countdown, New World and Pak'n’Save stock the salads. All salad products distributed to Pita Pit and Subway outlets have also been recalled. People who bought the salads can return them for a refund.
Some people get very sick with listeriosis. It can cause fever, meningitis, delirium and coma. In some cases, it can be fatal.
Listeriosis is particularly dangerous for pregnant women. It can cause miscarriage, premature labour or stillbirth, and can cause infection in their baby. Other risk groups include newborn babies, people with weakened immune systems (including people with cancer, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, those taking immunosuppressive treatments or frail older people).
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a) Triage if symptomatic;
b) If symptomatic, advise as follows:
o See GP asap
o Keep well-hydrated
c) Complete the “Listeria” Spectrum Health Alert for all calls about listeria
0 Comments Posted by Mamae Munn on 10 March 2017