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Lockyer Valley not affected by salad recall

Lockyer Valley lettuce lovers can rest easy knowing their ready-to-eat salad mixes have not been affected by a nationwide recall by a Victorian-based company.

Lockyer Growers Association president Anthony Staatz said the recall was only linked to Tripod Farmers' Bacchus Marsh farm in Victoria, which he believed did not supply supermarket chains in Queensland.

The recall was announced on Thursday afternoon following the detection of salmonella on salad products supplied by the Bacchus March farm.  

Mr Staatz said a number of Lockyer Valley growers supplied their fresh produce to Harvest FreshCuts which is a Brisbane-based company that supplies the retail market with a fresh range of 'ready to eat salads'.

He encouraged consumers not to be deterred by the recall.

"A few growers in the area supply Harvest Freshcuts and that product isn't implicated in this recall," Mr Staatz said.

"It will have an impact on sales, a national recall isn't good for any sectors of the industry but it is confined to this company's (Bacchus March farm) ready-to-eat cut salads."

Mr Staatz said recalls in fresh lettuce and other vegetables were extremely rare.

"Historically, it's a very safe product and the quality assurance protocols in Australia are some of the highest in the world," he said.

"It's (recall) not good for the industry but it's only linked to this product and people should still feel confident salads are safe, healthy and they are good to get into them," Mr Staatz said.

A Coles spokesperson said the recall did not affect Queensland stores or consumers.

A press release from Woolworths also confirmed that the recall did not apply in Queensland.

Although not impacting supermarket chains in Queensland, the recall has included meal delivery company Lite n' Easy.

If you have any concerns seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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