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(AUSTRALIA) Barossa Fine Foods RECALL Report: Prominent South Australian food producer and retailer has been implicated in a second listeria contamination scare in less than three weeks, with two more of its products recalled #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Statutory authority Food Standards Australia New Zealand on Monday issued a recall notice for two ham products that are sold in supermarkets and grocery stores across Australia.

#AceFoodDesk says according to a RECALL Report: Listeria contamination prompts second recall of Barossa Fine Foods ham products sold across Australia: Food products contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may cause illness if consumed,” it stated in its recall notice.

Two ham products made by Barossa Fine Foods.
No Added Nitrite and Double Smoked hams are being recalled.(Barossa Fine Foods)

The products are No Added Nitrite Ham with a use-by date of November 3 and Double Smoked Ham with a use-by date of November 10.

They are sold in 100-gram packages at supermarkets and grocery stores in South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The statutory authority said the decision to recall one of the products was due to confirmed “microbial contamination”, with “possible” contamination from the bacteria in the other.

“Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.”

The recall comes just weeks after four pâté products — duck and walnut, truffle, duck, and farmhouse — were also recalled because of possible contamination.

A third recall occurred in early September, after a pastrami product was identified as having been sold with an incorrect use-by date that was in error by three months.

Barossa Fine Foods is owned and operated by businessman and Adelaide City councillor Franz Knoll, father of Barossa Valley Liberal MP Stephan Knoll.

Barbara Knoll with husband Franz, who owns Barossa Fine Foods.
Barbara Knoll with husband Franz, who owns Barossa Fine Foods.(Facebook)

Food Standards said Knoll Consultants and Investments Proprietary Limited was conducting the recall and that affected consumers would be offered refunds.

“Consumers should not eat this product. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund,” it said.

Barossa Fine Foods operates several shops across South Australia, including at the Adelaide Central Market.

It also has a shop at Prahran Market in Melbourne.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.26: 2021:

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(NEW SOUTH WALES) RECALL ALERT REPORT: An imported fruit snack has been recalled over fears of contamination after three cases of a “unique strain” of the hepatitis A virus were detected in NSW #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.07: NSW Health said it believed three patients contracted the virus after consuming Jordan River Dates, a brand of fresh Medjool dates grown in the Middle East.

#AceFoodDesk says that IGA Supermarkets have RECALL ALERT for Jordan River Dates over NSW hepatitis A contamination fears

The snacks can be purchased online but are also stocked in IGA and other independent supermarkets in NSW.

The importer of the product, Picky Eaters Pty Ltd, has issued a recall for the 1 kilogram and 5-kilogram boxes of the product, citing potential microbial contamination.

The Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has also blocked all consignments of Jordan River Dates at the border until contamination risks are resolved. 

NSW Health and the NSW Food Authority advised anyone who purchased the dates to stop eating them immediately.

“Throw the remainder of the product in the bin or return the dates to the place of purchases for a full refund,” NSW Health said in a statement.

Health authorities said genetic testing of the infected patients identified a “unique strain” of the virus not previously detected in Australia.

The strain was identical to one at the centre of a hepatitis A outbreak in the United Kingdom earlier this year, which was found to be caused by fresh Medjool dates imported from Jordan.

Authorities are working with other states and territories to determine if any other hepatitis A cases have been detected with this strain.

a bundle of dates hanging from a palm tree
ABC NEWS: The Medjool dates are grown in the Jordan Valley, according to its producers.(Facebook: Jordan River Dates)

Hepatitis A is a contagious disease typically spread through the stool and blood of an infected person.

NSW Health epidemiologist and manager of enteric diseases, Kiera Glasgow, said transmission from food and drinks usually occurred due to a “breakdown of the hygiene process somewhere along the line”.

“It could be at the farm level, it could be at the packing level, we’re not entirely sure,” Ms Glasgow said. 

“But we can infer … that it’s something that has occurred in the country of origin. We don’t think there’s an issue here, but it’s certainly something the other countries are investigating.”

The infection affects the liver and usually causes mild illnesses, but can sometimes be severe and can result in liver failure, according to the Department of Health.

Ms Glasgow said people who consumed the product should watch for symptoms which usually appeared between 15 and 50 days afterwards.

“Some people will need to be hospitalised. In this outbreak, all three cases have required hospitalisation,” Ms Glasgow said.

“It’s certainly something we want to avoid, which is why it’s best to throw this product out now.”

Symptoms of hepatitis include nausea, vomiting, fever and yellowing of the skin, dark urine and pale stools.

“Those who have consumed the product in the past two weeks may benefit from hepatitis A
vaccination, if not already protected,” Ms Glasgow said.

NSW Health said of the three cases, two were unvaccinated and one reported being unvaccinated but authorities had been unable to verify this.

Picky Eaters Pty Ltd has been approached for comment…….

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Aug.07: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) ACCC REPORT: After a review into the safety of inclined infant sleeping products, they are now seeking views on how best to respond to these potentially deadly products #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: Baby bouncers, rockers and recliners can be potentially deadly for infants, and the public health advice remains for infants to sleep on a flat, firm surface without pillows or bumpers,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

#AceDailyNews says infants can suffocate when sleeping in so-called ‘infant inclined products’, such as bouncers, rockers, swings, loungers, bassinet-type products, wedges, recliners and sleep accessories due to the incline, curvature of the backrest and soft sleeping surface according to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said…..

ACCC REPORT:

“We are looking for feedback about these products to address the risks of injury and death.”

In the US, 73 infants died in incidents in infant inclined products between January 2005 and June 2019. There have been no fatalities in Australia that are reported to be directly attributed to infant inclined products.

Since 2019, two products linked to deaths overseas have been voluntarily recalled in Australia, the Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper and Kids II Rocking Sleeper.

“We are urging parents and carers to check if they have any of these products and to stop using them. You should contact the manufacturers directly to seek a refund,” Ms Rickard said.

“Often, baby products are handed down to family or friends when a child outgrows them. Make sure you do not unknowingly pass on a dangerous product.”

The ACCC has today published an issues paper with options to address the hazards of inclined sleeping products, and is seeking feedback from stakeholders, including consumer representatives, medical professionals, as well as manufacturers and retailers of infant inclined products.

There are currently no mandatory or voluntary standards in Australia that specifically apply to infant inclined products.

The issues paper outlines a range of options for stakeholders to contribute feedback to, including mandatory safety and information standards, bans, consumer education and improved on-product warnings and is seeking input into the potential costs and effectiveness of options to address the risks associated with infant inclined products.

The issues paper and information on the consultation process is available on the Product Safety Australia website. Consultation will close on 16 August 2021.

Background:

On 12 July 2019: ACCC initiated a safety review of infant inclined products following reports of infant fatalities in the United States in bouncers, rockers and recliners. Due to the impact of COVID-19, this work was temporarily paused in early 2020.

Implementing strategies to prevent injuries and deaths to infants caused by sleeping products identified as unsafe is a Product Safety Priority for the ACCC this year.

‘Infant Inclined Products’ are a broad category of products used by parents and caregivers that position infants at an inclined angle. There are a number of different products potentially falling within this category such as rockers, bouncers, swings, co-sleepers and bassinet-type products.

The ACCC is particularly concerned about sleep products that are designed, or marketed as suitable for an infant to sleep in, with a sleep surface that has an incline greater than 10 degrees.

Advice for consumers:

If you have infant inclined sleeping products at home consider whether you want to continue using them.

If you continue to use the products:

  • Never leave your infant unattended.
  • Stop using the product when your baby begins to roll.
  • Put the product on a flat floor surface, away from potential hazards.
  • Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use of the product.
  • Remember to only place infants to sleep on a flat, firm surface.

Recalls

Further information on these recalls is available on the Product Safety Australia website: Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper and Kids II Rocking Sleeper.

Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper

Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper

Kids II Australia Pty Ltd – Rocking Sleeper

Kids II Australia Pty Ltd – Rocking Sleeper

ACCC Infocentre: 

Use this form to make a general enquiry.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.22: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL ALERT REPORT: Has announced a recall of two popular Kia car models, citing an engine defect that could result in them catching fire even when not switched on #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.22: More than 57,000 cars are believed to be affected across the two models: Owners have been urged not to park the recalled cars in enclosed spaces, like garages, until they’ve been inspected and repaired:

Which Kia cars are being recalled and why are the engines failing? Here’s what we know: If your car is affected or if you’re looking for more information, you can find your closest dealer and all their contact details on Kia’s website.

The KIA logo is seen up close on a charcoal grey car.
The ACCC says affected Kia models are at risk of catching fire, even when switched off.(Flickr: Ivan Radic)

Here’s what we know about the recall, and how to find out if your car is affected by the announcement.

Which Kia cars are being recalled? 

Product Safety Australia has confirmed two models are involved in the recall:

  • Kia QL Sportage (2016-2021)
  • Kia CK Stinger (2017-2019)

The affected cars were sold nationally between April 2015 and October 2020, and Product Safety says there’s a total of 57,851 vehicles affected.

A list of vehicle identification numbers (VINs) has been released for both the Sportage and Stinger models to help identify individual cars involved in the recall. 

If your car is one of the models in question, you can enter your VIN into a checker on Kia’s website to see if it’s affected.

An image of a white medium SUV Kia car against a white background.
Owners of 2016-2021 Kia QL Sportages, similar to this one, have been urged to check if their vehicles are affected by the recall.(Supplied/Ryde Kia)
A white sedan with black accents photographed against a plain white background.
More than 1,600 Kia CK Stingers made between 2017-2019 have been affected, similar to this 2019 model.(Supplied/carsales.com.au)

What’s wrong with the engines in these models? 

The concern with the affected models is about the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit, which Kia says can “remain live even when the vehicle is switched off”. 

If any moisture gets into that unit while it’s live, which could be well after drivers have turned the car off, it could cause a short circuit that may result in a fire in the engine compartment. 

“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants or bystanders, and/or damage to property,” the recall notice says. 

How will I know if my Kia has been recalled? 

Product Safety says Kia is contacting known owners of affected vehicles by mail.

But it’s a good idea to check the list of VINs or use Kia’s website checker to identify whether your specific vehicle is at risk, especially if you bought the car second-hand or aren’t in direct contact with the original dealer for any reason.

You can also call your closest Kia dealer, even if it’s not where you originally bought your car, for more info.

What should I do if my car is on the list?

Owners of affected vehicles have been urged not to park their cars in garages or other enclosed spaces until they’ve been inspected and repaired.

Owners have also been warned not to park near any flammable structures.

Kia says affected vehicles will be repaired by installing a revised multi-fuse in the engine relay department, which should help lower the risk of short-circuiting and fire.

This repair is free but it’s up to vehicle owners to organise a time, so if you’re affected, get in touch with your nearest Kia dealer to check availability.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.22: 2021:

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