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Pork pie and ascot pie food recall

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

South Australians are being advised not to consume selected pork pies and Ascot pies following an outbreak of Salmonella linked with the products.

SA Health’s Director of Food and Controlled Drugs Dr Fay Jenkins confirmed five cases of Salmonella have been linked to the products from a single manufacturer.

“Five cases of Salmonella have been linked to pork pies and Ascot pies made by The Pork Pie Shop, located at Victor Harbor,” Dr Jenkins said.

“The business has since ceased the manufacturing of both products until further notice and is working to recall the pies.

“Both the pork pies and Ascot pies are stocked at around 30 businesses including independent supermarkets, delis and butchers across metropolitan Adelaide.

“We are working with the manufacturer to ensure the pies will be removed from supply from all stockists as soon as possible.”

Dr Jenkins said due to the shelf life of these pork and Ascot pies, people who have either of the products at home should not consume them.

“As a precaution, SA Health recommends anyone who has pork or Ascot pies in their home to contact the place of purchase to confirm if the product is from The Pork Pie Shop,” Dr Jenkins said.

“If so, people should either discard the pie immediately or return it to the place of purchase.

“Products from other manufacturers will be safe to consume and there is no reason for people to be concerned.”

No other products made by The Pork Pie Shop are affected by the recall.

The five Salmonella cases have occurred in people aged 54 to 80 years of age. Of the five cases, four have been hospitalised.

Salmonella can be a serious infection and usually results from ingestion of the bacteria from contaminated food, water or hands.

Symptoms include fever, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, headache, stomach cramps, and nausea and vomiting.

People can experience symptoms of Salmonella infection between 12 and 72 hours after exposure and symptoms can last for three to seven days. If symptoms develop, people are advised to see their doctor.

There have been 471 cases of Salmonella to date this year, compared to 407 cases at the same time last year.

Further information about the recall will be available on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website, www.foodstandards.gov.au.

pork pie and ascot pie

The recalled Ascot pies (left and centre) and pork pie (right).

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