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Woolworth recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe

Different packs of frozen vegetables Deadly bacteria fears: Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables
Deanna Wagner | 11 July, 2018, 17:22

They were sold in supermarket chains Woolworths, Aldi and IGA.

"None of our other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products are affected".

The notice on the Food Standards Agency states that although the bacteria can be killed through cooking, sweetcorn can be eaten raw and could be a potential threat.

For a full list of the recalled frozen vegetables, see the list below.

Woolworths has recalled a frozen savoury rice product after the supplier of the product was identified as a possible source of Listeria.

Listeriosis is a bacterial disease caused by listeria. Those who are over 70, have diabetes, cancer or even suppressed immune systems are most at risk, as well as pregnant women and their unborn babies.

The risk is low for healthy adults with most patients suffering flu-like symptoms.

Consumers are urged not to eat the products and to return to the place of purchase for a refund.

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Nine deaths in Europe have been reported during the outbreak, which is believed to have started at a packaging plant in Hungary.

The department said everyone should follow the recall advice issued on Monday by Food Safety Australia New Zealand.

Today's recall comes four months after a national listeria outbreak linked to tainted rockmelon killed an elderly Victorian person and left 15 gravely ill.

Countdown supermarkets have withdrawn a frozen vegetables product after concerns it may be contaminated with a risky strain of bacteria.

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

IGA - Black & Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg: Carrots, peas, beans & corn - National distribution.

ALDI: Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg.

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