Frozen vegetables recalled from Aussie supermarkets over contamination fears

Different packs of frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables recalled from Aussie supermarkets over contamination fears

In late June, the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products made by the plant from August 2016 to June 2018, said the EFSA.

Yes, even the Waitrose Essential Supersweet Sweetcorn is not immune from being called back in, with this outbreak revealing that the expensive variety is therefore bagged up in the same factory that produces Lidl Frozen Green Grocer Supersweet Corn, also recalled.

The store said their suppliers managed and prevented microbial contamination of food, with strict protocols in place as part of their standard food safety's management process.

The products involved included frozen corn, peas, beans, spinach and sorrel, Greenyard said.

Woolworths' Karin Carstensen says the product is manufactured in Belgium using ingredients from Hungary.

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Only ALDI products with country of origin Belgium, Hungary or the United Kingdom are affected by the recall.

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He also urged anyone who has purchased the potentially contaminated products to discard them immediately and seek medical attention should any symptoms arise, adding: "Our industry's number one priority is the safety of consumers".

It is uncommon but can be risky for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

This after an ST6 strain of listeria was found at an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane.

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can live in soil, water, dust, animal faeces or other substances.

Listeria is particularly unsafe for pregnant women, their unborn children, and newborns. It has branches and customers worldwide, including many retailers in Europe.

"We endorse the advice to cook frozen products until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for at least two minutes".

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