The Food Standards Agency has named more products that are being withdrawn from the shelves of United Kingdom supermarkets following a Europe-wide food poisoning alert.
"Food safety is of critical importance to Woolworths and we take all issues regarding the production of our food extremely seriously", the retail company said in a statement.
When you're cooking up a storm and you still have to put the pot of rice on the stove, it can be a bit of an effort.
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The other obvious point is that there must have been quite a market for it because Woolworths was importing the product and selling it.
Belgium-based company Greenyard Frozen Belgium NV has recalled the frozen vegetables - which include frozen corn, carrot, broccoli and mixed vegetable bags - from Woolworths, IGA and ALDI stores.
"We are voluntarily recalling this product as a precautionary measure, on the global instruction of the Hungarian Food Safety Agency".
Acting FSANZ CEO Peter May said pregnant women, elderly people and people whose immune systems are compromised such as cancer patients are particularly at risk and he has urged vulnerable people to check their freezers for the vegetables.
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.
The NICD said in its latest listeriosis update that 1‚056 laboratory confirmed cases had been reported from 1 January 2017 to 29 June 2018 in South Africa.
Below are the products being recalled and if in doubt, chuck 'em out.
Foodborne bacteria such as listeria can be spread by cross-contamination, such as when raw and cooked foods are stored together.
Listeria can cause a life threatening infection, with symptoms similar to the flu including a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.
The frozen vegetable packets being recalled. This can lead to more serious problems including meningitis (a brain infection) and septicaemia (blood poisoning).
The food chain reportedly said its food products are independently tested at random.
The products - details of which can be found at http://www.foodstandards.gov.au - should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund or binned.