Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a recall for a range of frozen vegetables that were sourced from Greenyard Frozen Belgium NV, which may contain the pathogen.
On July 4, Greenyard Factory announced a recall of frozen vegetables due to potential listeria contamination of frozen goods at its Hungary facility in Baja.
"Customers should return the product to their nearest store where they will receive a full refund".
"Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems", the Food Authority said.
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A number of brand names are affected by the recall, including Woolworths homebrand and IGA Black & Gold mixed vegetable and corn kernel products.
An FSA risk statement says: "The products listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes".
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"The products affected contain a particularly unsafe strain of Listeria and are being recalled as a precautionary measure to ensure consumers are protected, but particularly vulnerable populations", Mr May said.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand ordered a recall of various varieties from Woolies, IGA, and ALDI.
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.
This after an ST6 strain of listeria was found at an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane.
Listeriosis is a rare infection caused by the bacteria listeria. Product of Hungary (only). Local produce should be simple to identify and consumers can be reassured that it is not involved in the pathogen contamination and recall.
While properly cooked frozen vegetables are safe to eat, if uncooked or undercooked they can pose a serious listeria threat.