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Woolworths recalls frozen rice mix amid listeria concerns

The affected products The affected products
Steven Clarke | 11 July, 2018, 06:38

This Greenyard Factory has been implicated as the potential source of a Listeria outbreak in Europe.

The unidentified person's family asked that no further details be released.

Retailer Woolworths has recalled it's Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency in a global listeria outbreak.

He said cooking the vegetables should kill the bacteria, but warned against eating undefrosted or undercooked frozen vegetables.

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

Listeria is found widely in the environment, but is particularly risky for pregnant women and their unborn babies, and can cause death in people with compromised immune systems.

Earlier this year a listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons claimed six lives in NSW and Victoria.

ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan strongly condemned the attack at the ANP corner meeting. The ANP governed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, of which Peshawar is the capital, from 2008 to 2013.

In recent weeks, Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have all recalled frozen vegetables due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Have you bought any of these frozen vegetables?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has named 10 frozen vegetable products which pose a listeria risk.

Sweetcorn is the number one suspect food that needs to be eliminated, but frozen beans, peas, mixed veg and peppers are also on the danger list.

Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g and Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg Carrots, peas, beans & corn (left) are both being recalled at IGA.

ALDI - Only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary.

ALDI - Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg QLD, VIC, WA and select NSW stores. All other countries not affected.

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