Coles has issued an urgent recall on popular Coles Baby Spinach products over fears of Salmonella contamination.
The supermarket giant is recalling Coles Baby Spinach in 60g, 120g and 280g varieties which are sold in Coles supermarkets, Coles Local and via Coles Online in Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales excluding Coles stores in Lavington, Deniliquin and Albury.
“Quality testing by our supplier has identified the presence of Salmonella in the 120g Baby Spinach product. As a precaution, Coles is recalling all three Baby Spinach products sourced from this supplier, including the 60g and 280g pack sizes,” a statement from Coles said.
The affected products have been available for purchase since April 4, 2022. The Coles Baby Spinach products being recalled have a use-by-date of April 13 and 14, 2022.
Coles has recalled Coles Baby Spinach (60g, 120g & 280g) sold in Coles supermarkets, Coles Local & Coles Online in QLD, ACT & NSW after quality testing by our supplier identified the presence of Salmonella.
No other states or products affected.
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— Coles Supermarkets (@Coles) April 12, 2022
“Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Customers must not consume this product, and anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice. Coles is liaising with the supplier and the regulators regarding further steps,” Coles said in a statement.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning “usually start 6 hours to 6 days after infection. They include diarrhea that can be bloody, fever, and stomach cramps. Most people recover within 4 to 7 days without antibiotic treatment” while some people may require hospitalisation.
Coles has informed customers that they “can return the product to any Coles supermarket for a full refund”.
“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience,” Coles said.
Coles Online customers can receive a full refund or credit by contacting Coles Online Customer Care on 1800 455 400.