Australia – SA Health issue Listeria warning for silverside (beef)

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South Australians, particularly pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, are advised not to consume pre-packed sliced silverside purchased from Drakes Supermarkets following the detection of Listeria in the product.

SA Health’s Acting Executive Director of Public Health Services, Dr Chris Lease, said as yet there have been no cases of Listeria infection reported to SA Health linked to the product.

“Following detection of Listeria during routine testing, Drakes Supermarkets are working to remove any potentially affected product from supply today,” Dr Lease said.

“While we have not received notification of anyone contracting Listeria from the product, the infection can be extremely serious if it is contracted by the elderly, pregnant women or people with weakened immune systems.

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