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Listeria detected in Crudo & Bocadilla salad products


People in South Australia, particularly pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, are advised not to consume six Raw Nation Wholefoods Crudo and Bocadilla branded products following the detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Food Safety and Regulation Branch received confirmation of Listeria monocytogenes present in various Crudo salads.

Raw Nation Wholefoods has initiated a precautionary recall of six of its salads that were in the marketplace and is working closely with SA Health and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to isolate the source of the contamination. Products included in the recall from Raw Nation Wholefoods are:

  • Crudo Cheekie Pumpkin 275g
  • Crudo Jamaican Jerk 250g
  • Crudo Chicken Caesar 200g
  • Crudo Oriental Chicken 275g
  • Crudo Vietnamese Bowl 275
  • Bocadilla Classic Chicken Pasta 275g

The affected products have use by dates of 31 August 2022, 1 September 2022, 2 September 2022 and 3 September 2022.

The products are sold through food retailers in South Australia including Coles, IGA, Foodland, X Convenience and independent retailers. This recall affects South Australia only.

While all affected products have now been removed from store shelves, anyone who has purchased these products is advised to not eat them, and either return it to the place of purchase or discard it.

Listeria infection usually results in no or mild illness but can cause serious illness in vulnerable groups.

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and gradual onset of confusion. People can start experiencing symptoms within a few days, but symptoms can take up to six weeks to appear after eating a contaminated product.

If symptoms develop, people are advised to see their GP and those in the at-risk groups should consult their GP as early as possible if any symptoms appear.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Acting Director, Food Safety and Regulation Alessia Centofanti said there have been no cases to date of listeriosis notified to the Communicable Disease Control Branch linked to the products.

“Anyone with symptoms that are consistent with Listeria infection are advised to see their GP.”

“Listeria can have serious health implications for vulnerable members of our community, particularly pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.”

“We will continue to work with Raw Nations Wholefoods and City of Port Adelaide Enfield to isolate the source of the contamination.”


Source: SA Health. Note: Content has been edited for style and length.


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