Coles announces recall on baby spinach due to salmonella risk - ECEC cooks take note

Coles announces recall on baby spinach due to salmonella risk – ECEC cooks take note

by Freya Lucas

April 14, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Queensland, the ACT and New South Wales (excluding Lavington, Deniliquin and Albury) are being urged to check their supplies of baby spinach, with any Coles Baby Spinach in sizes 60g, 120g and 280g with use by dates of 13 and 14 April being subject to an urgent recall. 


The spinach is being recalled because quality testing by Coles supplier has identified the presence of Salmonella in the 120g Baby Spinach product. As a precaution, Coles is recalling all three Baby Spinach products sourced from this supplier (including the 60g and 280g pack sizes). 


Only the Baby Spinach products with the specific Use By dates detailed below are being recalled. No other Coles pre-packed spinach or salad products are impacted by this recall.


The affected products are:


  • Coles Baby Spinach 60g Use By 13 APR 22
  • Coles Baby Spinach 120g Use By 13 and 14 APR 22
  • Coles Baby Spinach 280g Use By 13 and 14 APR 22


The affected products have been available for purchase since 4 April 2022. The Coles Baby Spinach products with Use By dates other than 13 and 14 April are not included in this recall.


Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Customers must not consume this product, and anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice. 


Coles is liaising with the supplier and the regulators regarding further steps.


Customers can return the product to any Coles supermarket for a full refund.  


Coles Online customers can receive a full refund or credit by contacting Coles Online Customer Care on 1800 455 400.


Representatives from Coles apologised to customers for any inconvenience. Customers seeking further information can contact Coles Customer Care on 1800 061 562.