Custard recalled over Listeria
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August 07, 2009
Article from: Australian Associated Press
TUBS of custard have been taken off shelves in NSW
and Queensland after fears they could contain the dangerous Listeria
Fonterra Brands Australia made the voluntary recall yesterday, just a
day after revelations the bacteria made five people sick through
contaminated chicken wraps aboard Virgin Blue flights earlier this year.
The food standards authority has warned two-litre tubs of Hastings
Valley Dairy Vanilla Custard and Norco Vanilla Custard, with expiry dates
of August 11, and Norco Lite Reduced Fat Custard with an expiry date of
August 9 should not be consumed.
Listeria is particularly potent to pregnant women, the young, the
elderly and people with low immune systems, with a reported 30 per cent
fatality rate among those groups.
Consumers are advised to return the products to their place of
purchase for a full refund and to see their doctor for symptoms such as
fever, headache, tiredness, aches and pains, diarrhoea, nausea and