17 December 2022

People are being advised not to consume several baby spinach products following a national recall due to cases of possible food-related toxic reactions.

The full list of affected baby spinach products are listed on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website and the community is urged to regularly check the website for updates.

NSW Health advises the recalled products are not safe to consume and people who have purchased these recalled products should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

FSANZ has been advised the recalled baby spinach products appear to have come from a single source.

The products have had potential contamination with unsafe plant material which may cause illness.

NSW Health is working with the NSW Food Authority, as well as other jurisdictions, to investigate the issue further.

To date, as part of the ongoing investigation, 88 people in NSW have reported symptoms after eating baby spinach and at least 33 of these people have sought medical attention.

Anyone who is concerned about exposure to these products should call the NSW Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

NSW Health urges anyone who experiences any unusual and severe symptoms to seek immediate medical attention by visiting their nearest emergency department. In the event of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Reported symptoms can be severe, including:

  • delirium or confusion
  • hallucinations
  • dilated pupils
  • rapid heartbeat
  • flushed face
  • blurred vision
  • dry mouth and skin
  • fever.