Fears that the following frozen vegetable products have been contaminated with the Listeria bacteria have prompted a national recall.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) July 9, 2018
The bacteria can make people very sick and in extreme causes can even cause death.
So far no one has been infected in Australia, but contaminations in the UK have prompted caution.
Food recall – As a precautionary measure some frozen vegetable products are being recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Vulnerable pops need to be aware of the risk of eating uncooked or undercooked frozen vegetables. More at: https://t.co/R0kc3qddp0 pic.twitter.com/X2u1TjVyFj
— FoodStandardsAusNZ (@FSANZnews) July 9, 2018
The following products are those that have been listed on the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) website.
Woolworths – Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: Carrots, peas, corn, green beans & potatoes – National distribution Best Before 19 MAR 2020 through to 24 APR 2020
Woolworths – Bell Farms Steam Veggie Carrot Corn and Broccoli 3pk 450g – National distribution, all stock
IGA – Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g – National distribution Best Before all dates
IGA – Black & Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg: Carrots, peas, beans & corn – National distribution Best Before all dates
ALDI – Market Fare Peas, Carrots and Super Sweet Corn 1kg – National distribution
ALDI – Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg QLD, VIC, WA and select NSW stores Product of Hungary (only)
ALDI – Market Fare Mixed Vegetables 1kg QLD, NSW, ACT, WA Packed in Belgium from Imported and Belgian Ingredients (only)
ALDI – Market Fare Quick Steam Carrot Broccoli and Cauliflower 450g – National distribution
ALDI – Market Fare Quick Steam Carrot Corn and Broccoli 450g – National distribution
ALDI: Only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary, all other countries not affected.