Coles and IGA ready meals recalled over Listeria contamination fears

Urgent recall for Coles and IGA ready meals due to Listeria contamination fears

  • Coles and IGA ready meals were recalled due to contamination
  • Listeria monocytogene can cause disease in pregnant women and the elderly
  • Customers are advised not to eat them and take the product back for a refund
  • A beer from Eagle Bay Brewing Company was also pulled from the shelves

A range of ready meals available at Coles and IGA have been pulled from shelves due to a fear of foodborne illness.

Six items from Raw Nation Wholefoods have been recalled nationwide due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The products affected by the panic are the CRUDO range, including the Chicken Caesar, Vietnamese Bowl and Jamaican Jerk varieties.

The products hit by the panic are the CRUDO range, including Chicken Caesar (pictured), Vietnamese Bowl and Jamaican Jerk

The products hit by the panic are the CRUDO range, including Chicken Caesar (pictured), Vietnamese Bowl and Jamaican Jerk

Food-borne anxiety affects six of CRUDO's ready meals (pictured)

Food-borne anxiety affects six of CRUDO’s ready meals (pictured)

If customers have these items, they should bring them back for a refund (Jamaican Jerk variety pictured).

If customers have these items, they should bring them back for a refund (Jamaican Jerk variety pictured)

The World Health Organization estimates that around 23,000 people worldwide contract listeriosis every year - of which around 5,000 cases are fatal (stock photo of foodborne bacteria)

The World Health Organization estimates that around 23,000 people worldwide contract listeriosis every year – of which around 5,000 cases are fatal (stock photo of foodborne bacteria)

Raw Nation Wholefoods products are affected by Listeria anxiety

CRUDO Cheekie Squash, 275g

CRUDO Chicken Caesar, 200g

CRUDO Vietnamese bowl, 275g

CRUDO Jamaican Jerk, 250g

CRUDO Oriental Chicken, 275g

Bocadilla Classic Chicken Noodles, 275g

If customers have these items, they should return them for a refund.

The best before dates of the items, which can also be bought in some independent grocery stores, are August 31, 2022 and September 1, 2 and 3, 2022.

Listeria bacteria can cause diseases in unborn children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

The bacteria that cause listeriosis come from processed meat and dairy products.

Symptoms of the disease include fever, nausea and headaches and can be treated with antibiotics.

The World Health Organization estimates that around 23,000 people worldwide contract listeriosis every year – of which around 5,000 cases are fatal.

If anyone has eaten the meals, they should see a doctor.

Food safety concerns come after beer cans were recalled by Woolworths and Coles over the weekend.

Eagle Bay Brewing Company has recalled its 375ml XPA cans with a best before date of April 19 next year.

The cause lies in secondary fermentation, which could harm consumers.

“Foods that contain excessive amounts of alcohol and carbonation can cause illness/injury when eaten,” said Food Standards Australia.

Listeria bacteria can cause diseases in unborn children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems (pictured is a 3D image of Listeria bacteria on meat)

Listeria bacteria can cause diseases in unborn children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems (pictured is a 3D image of Listeria bacteria on meat)

The expiry dates on it are August 31, 2022 and September 1, 2 and 3, 2022 (pictured one of the affected items).

The expiry dates on it are August 31, 2022 and September 1, 2 and 3, 2022 (pictured one of the affected items).

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Emma Colton

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