A second recall has been issued for a number of frozen meals due to a link to Salmonella.
Core Powerfoods first issued a warning to Australian consumers about the microwave meals on October 19, however an update has now been made to the best before dates, prompting a further alert.
The Food Standards Australia website posted about the updated recall on Tuesday, warning it now affects meals with best before markings from 05/03/2020 – 04/10/2020 inclusive.
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It includes the 310g and 350g Going Nuts, Deep South Chilli, Muay Thai Meatballs, Holy Meatballs, Naked Chicken, Seismic Chicken, Old School, and Smokey Mountain Meatballs.
The frozen meals have been available for sale at Coles and IGA stores across the country, as well as independent retailers in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA, NT and WA, and a small number of Woolworths metro stores in VIC.
“State and territory food regulators and health authorities in Australia are investigating a number of cases of salmonellosis associated with consumption of a range of CORE Powerfoods frozen microwave meals,” the recall notice reads.
Anyone who has purchased any of the above meals are being urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
“Salmonella bacteria can pose serious health risks,” Food Standards Australia warns.
“Symptoms of infection can include fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, headaches, stomach cramps and loss of appetite. Symptoms can begin anywhere between six and 72 hours after consumption and last for three to seven days.
“More severe symptoms can occur in young children, older people, pregnant women and people who are immunocompromised and may lead to hospitalisation.”