I’m not a fan of pomegranates, and I’m really not a fan of the way the NSW Food Authority announces recalls.
The NSW Food Authority advises:
Entyce Food Ingredients is conducting a precautionary recall of its Creative Gourmet Pomegranate Arils 180g from Coles Supermarkets nationally, due to potential Hepatitis A contamination.
Creative Gourmet Pomegranate Arils 180g, frozen, plastic snap lock bag
All Best Before Dates up to and including 21/03/20
Consumers should not consume this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
If you are concerned about your health you should seek medical advice.
What they didn’t mention but ABC did is seven people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating frozen pomegranate purchased at Coles supermarkets, prompting NSW Health to warn anyone who bought the product to throw it out immediately.
Dr Vicky Sheppeard, director of communicable diseases at NSW Health, said it was working with the state’s Food Authority to determine whether the infection could be definitively linked to the Coles frozen pomegranates, despite the fact that each person affected had eaten the product.
I get the difference between NSW Health and the NSW Food Authority. But mention how hard is it to mention there are sick people so consumers can judge how much they should pay attention.
Vaccines still work.