Health Concern - Listeria


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).

As for any health concern, past or present, staff members must not make any comment to the media themselves. Any media enquiries must be transferred to our Communications Manager, Calvin Cochran 021 028 66632 or


  • mild fever
  •  headache
  • general aches and pains
  • feeling sick or nauseous
  • vomiting or diarrhoea
  • stomach cramps

So, what should I do if I take a call from someone that is concerned and/or could be affected?

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

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