Food firm with King's Lynn factory recalls products over listeria contamination fear

Henrietta Strickland
July 10, 2018

Frozen vegetables stocked at Australia's supermarket giants Woolworths, Aldi and IGA have been urgently recalled after fears of a possible listeria outbreak.

Aldi is carrying most of the potentially listeria-infected products.

A statement issued by the company last Wednesday said it had chosen to recall products from the plant in response to a decision by Hungary's Food Safety Agency.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have recalled nine products - a mix of corn, carrot, pea and broccoli ranges - that originated from Britain, Belgium and Hungary.

Listeria is a rare bacteria responsible for the disease listeriosis.

It comes after several United Kingdom supermarkets also removed various frozen vegetable products from their shelves due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination.

In serious cases, the disease can be fatal for sick patients.

People more commonly at risk or listeria contamination are the elderly, those with weak immune systems, pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Earlier this year six people sadly died, in New South Wales and Victoria, after consuming contaminated rockmelon, with the outbreak being traced back to Rombola Family Farms in the Riverina region.

It has symptoms that are similar to flu, including high temperature, muscle ache, sickness and diarrhoea.

Woolworths - Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: Carrots, peas, corn, green beans & potatoes National distribution.

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