The Frozen Vegetable Listeria Scare May Have Claimed First Victim

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The Frozen Vegetable Listeria Scare May Have Claimed First Victim

The frozen vegetable listeria scare might already have claimed a Victorian victim. 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a Victorian who passed away earlier this year had the same strain of listeria now linked to the recall of a range of frozen imported vegetables.

Unfortunately, the Victorian case was being treated for another serious illness died earlier this year, however it can't be confirmed if the person actually consumed any of the frozen vegetables.  

A recall was issued on Monday by Food Safety Australia New Zealand by checking their freezers and disposing of the recalled products. 

Although uncommon, it can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Find out more information here. 

Frozen Vegetables Recalled

Belgium-based frozen food distributor Greenyard Frozen NV is conducting the recall of its products.

The following products sold in Australia have been included in the recall:

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

 

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