Listeria detected in pate and terrine

13 October 2021

South Australians are reminded not to consume specific pates and a terrine from Barossa Fine Foods that were recalled over the weekend for possible contamination.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Acting Director of Food and Controlled Drugs Branch, Joanne Cammans, said the department received confirmation that during routine testing, Listeria had been detected in four products made by Barossa Fine Foods.

“The products were recalled on the weekend as a precautionary measure when presumptive results were received on Friday 8 October,” Ms Cammans said.

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

“While many people who are exposed to Listeria often only experience mild illness it can be more serious in at-risk groups, so all South Australians should avoid eating these products.

“As a precaution, we recommend anyone who has purchased these products from Foodland or another independent grocery to not eat it, and either return it to the place of purchase or discard it.”

Products included in the recall from Barossa Fine Foods include:

  • Farmhouse Pate 110g UBD 20 November 2021
  • Duck & Walnut Pate 110g UBD 20 November 2021
  • Duck Terrine Pate 110g UBD 20 November 2021
  • Truffle Pate 110g UBD 20 November 2021

Listeria infection starts with flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and sometimes diarrhoea. People can start experiencing symptoms within a few days, but symptoms can take up to six weeks to appear after eating contaminated product.

Those most at-risk include pregnant women and their unborn babies, newborn babies, the elderly, people of all ages with immune systems weakened by disease or illness, and anyone on medication that can suppress the immune system.

If symptoms develop, people are advised to see their GP and those in the at-risk groups should consult their GP as early as possible if any symptoms appear.

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