Tripod Farmers has initiated a voluntary consumer recall of its pre-packaged lettuce products on advice from the Victorian Health Department following detection of salmonella in three product samples.
Managing Director of Tripod Famers Pty Ltd Frank Ruffo says the company is working closely with health authorities in the interests of public safety.
“We are shocked at the test results because we put public safety first and foremost and comply with all Australian health and safety standards,” he said.
“We will be doing everything within our power to determine how this has happened.”
Tripod Farmers is a family‐owned business, founded in 1990, growing lettuce and leafy vegetables in Victorian farms in Gippsland, Western Melbourne and Mildura, with a processing facility in Bacchus Marsh. The company has a workforce of more than 400 people.
Tripod Farmers supplies pre‐packaged leafy vegetable products to supermarkets and wholesalers.
“We have commenced a thorough investigation and will work with health authorities to ensure we get to the bottom of this,” Mr Ruffo said.
For a the full list of recalled products, visit www.tripodfarmers.com.au.