Listeria outbreak: More frozen vegetable products recalled over contamination fears


More frozen vegetable products have been recalled from UK supermarket shelves due to concerns they may be contaminated with listeria.

Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose recalled a variety of frozen veg products last week because they could contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis. The recall followed a warning from the UK Food Standards Agency over products distributed by Greenyard Frozen, a Belgium-based supplier.

In addition to the list of more than 40 items initially recalled, Lidl’s Green Grocers Carrots, Broccoli & Sweetcorn, Baby Carrots, Peas, Green Beans & Sweetcorn and Green Grocers Golden Vegetable Rice have been added to the list.

The FSA warned that the product could be contaminated, and advised anyone who has purchased the item to return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

According to the FSA, the symptoms caused by Listeria monocytogenes “can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea”.

The following products are covered by the recall:

  • Pinguin frozen Sweetcorn

  • Pinguin Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Tesco frozen Broccoli, Carrot and Sweetcorn Steamer

  • Tesco frozen Every Day Value Sweetcorn

  • Ross Mixed Vegetables

  • One Stop frozen Sweetcorn

  • Aldi Four Seasons frozen Vegetable Steamers

  • Aldi Frozen Four Seasons Mixed Vegetables

  • Pinguin Sweetcorn

  • Aldi Four Seasons Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Waitrose Essential Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Waitrose Essential Mixed Vegetable

  • Tesco frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Waitrose Fine Cut Vegetable Steamer

  • Waitrose Love Life Vegetable Medley Steamers

  • Sainsbury’s frozen Special Mixed Vegetables

  • Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables

  • Sainsbury’s frozen Basic Mixed Vegetables

  • Sainsbury’s frozen Rice Broccoli and Sweetcorn

  • Tesco Frozen Growers Harvest Carrot Peas and Sweetcorn Steamer

  • Tesco Frozen Growers Harvest Mixed Vegetables

  • Lidl Green Grocers Carrots, Broccoli & Sweetcorn

  • Lidl Green Grocers Golden Vegetable Rice

  • Sainsbury’s frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Sainsbury’s frozen Carrot Broccoli and Sweetcorn

  • Lidl frozen Green Grocer Supersweet Corn

  • Tesco Growers Harvest frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Lidl frozen Freshona Vegetable Mix

  • Iceland frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Pinguin frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Independent Mix Vegetables

  • Ross Mixed Vegetables

  • Pinguin Mixed Vegetable

  • Pinguin frozen Cut Beans

  • Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables

  • Ross Mixed Country Vegetables

  • Growers Pride Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Pinguin frozen Golden Rice and Vegetables

  • Growers Pride Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Ross Sweetcorn

  • Tesco Frozen Sweetcorn

  • Tesco frozen Mixed Vegetables and Peppers

  • Tesco Broccoli Frozen Sweetcorn Peas and Spinach Steamer

  • Lidl Baby Carrots, Peas, Green Beans & Sweetcorn

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