Day: February 15, 2015

AU: Salmonella death at aged care facility in the Illawarra, nine others hospitalised across NSW & ACT

An investigation is underway into the death of a nursing home patient and the hospitalisation of nine others from salmonella food poisoning.
NSW Health says cases of salmonella first appeared in aged care homes on January 21. An investigation has uncovered 23 cases in 10 facilities across South Eastern Sydney, the Illawarra and ACT.
The Illawarra Retirement Trust says 20 of the cases happened at its care centres. Chief executive Nieves Murray says it is possible pre packaged products supplied by a third party, like salads, are behind the outbreak. Early inquiries show the species of salmonella is associated with manure used in growing salad vegetables, not meat.
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Day: February 15, 2015

Patties Foods extends Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries Consumer Recall to include Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries: Media Release, 15th Feb 2015

Patties Foods has today extended its Consumer Recall of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries to include Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g and 500g packs, as a precautionary measure, in the interests of public safety.
This follows the announcement yesterday of a Consumer Recall of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries 1kg packs, on advice from the Victorian Health Department of potential Hepatitis A contamination.
Patties Foods MD & CEO, Steven Chaur, said “while our quality control testing to date has not revealed any concerns with the food safety of either product, further detailed testing is being done and the recall is an important step to ensure public safety and confidence.
“We have decided that all our frozen Mixed Berries should be recalled until such time as we receive the results of further laboratory tests,” Mr Chaur said.
A detailed testing process is continuing with health authorities.
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services fully supports the actions taken by Patties Foods.
The Consumer Recall is for:

Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 22/11/16
Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 10/12/17
Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 500g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 06/10/17

Patties Foods advises consumers not to eat the product, and return packs to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.

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