Woolworths: No listeria detected in recalled product

The affected products

The affected products

"Anyone who has purchased this product can return it to any of our stores for a full refund", the spokeswoman said. "We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause".

New Zealand Countdown supermarkets are recalling a frozen vegetable mix as a precaution amid fears it could contain a particularly unsafe strain of listeria.

The general, symptoms include headache, fever, tiredness and aches and pains, as well as diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal cramps.

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

The mix has sweetcorn from a Greenyard factory in Hungary that may have been the source of a listeria outbreak.

It said none of its other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products is believed to be affected.

Whole genome sequencing was used to identify the food source, which initially was thought to be limited to frozen corn. So far no Australian cases have been reported, but customers should still be wary.

"The same strains of L. monocytogenes have been detected in frozen vegetables produced by the same Hungarian company in 2016, 2017 and 2018".

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"This suggests that the strains have persisted in the processing plant despite the cleaning and disinfection procedures that were carried out", according to the EFSA.

The rice mix is uncooked and frozen, and requires cooking before consumption.

Listeria is a bacterium that can be found in soil and water.

Listeriosis is a bacterial disease caused by listeria. This can lead to more serious problems including meningitis (a brain infection) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). The company operates in 27 countries.

Greenyard Frozen Belgium NV is conducting a recall of the products which have been available for sale at Woolworths, ALDI and IGA, Campbells and Independent grocery stores.

The latest food scandal to hit the United Kingdom involves supposed nutritional good guys the vegetables, who, instead of being nice and giving us vitamins and fibre, are now also delivering potentially fatal listeria infections to our overwhelmed freezer compartments. To verify the safety of our food products, we implement additional monitoring where we independently have our food products tested randomly.

The NSW Government's Food Authority confirmed the recall in a statement this afternoon. Thorough cooking ensures that the product is safe.

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