There has been a recent frozen vegetable scandal. The Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) issues a recall on Monday for supermarkets across Australia. This is after fears of potential contamination by the deadly listeria bacteria, which killed six people in NSW and Victoria earlier this year.
Supermarkets involved are Aldi, Woolworths and IGA stores. Some of the vegetables were imported from Europe, and the recall in Australia comes after recent recalls in the United Kingdom over the same contamination fears.
The Frozen Vegetable list
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 – Products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary. All other countries not affected
According to Food Standards Australia, the affected products should be either returned to supermarkets for a refund or thrown in the bin.
Do you need to check your freezer for these products? If you have already eaten these products, do you need to go see a doctor over any food poisoning symptoms?
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