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National recall of spinach product

18 December 2022

Queensland Health is urging people not to consume a number of baby spinach products following potential contamination with an unsafe plant material.

The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) issued the national recall advising consumers to not eat the spinach and dispose of it immediately.

Affected baby spinach products are listed on the FSANZ website and will be updated if necessary. 

Cases of possible food-related toxic reactions have been reported across the state. To date, 26 calls have been made to the Poisons Information Centre by Queenslanders experiencing a range of symptoms.

Anyone with symptoms who may have been exposed to any of the recalled products should continue to call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

Queenslanders experiencing unusual and/or severe symptoms should seek immediate medical attention by visiting an emergency department or call Triple Zero (000) in the event of an emergency.

Reported symptoms include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Delirium or confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Blurred vision
  • Dilated pupils
  • Flushed face
  • Dry mouth and skin
  • Fever

Queensland Health will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Last updated: 18 December 2022