Listeria death in Victoria linked to strain found in recalled frozen vegetables


Listeria death in Victoria linked to strain found in recalled frozen vegetables

The products have been available for sale at Woolworths, ALDI and IGA, Campbells and independent grocery stores.

Australia has become caught up in a European food scare, with supermarkets across the country recalling bags of frozen vegetables over fears they may contain a deadly bacteria.

This after an ST6 strain of listeria was found at an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane.

Woolworths: Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: carrots, peas, corn, green beans and potatoes.

Listeria monocytogenes pose a major risk to pregnant women, the elderly and people with immune system problems.

A number of frozen vegetable brands sold at Aldi, Woolworths and IGA stores were recalled from supermarkets across Australia over fears of potential contamination by the listeria bacteria.

The patient - who had another serious illness - died earlier this year, Victoria's health department said.

It is recommended that anyone in possession of the listed products dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund, the food standards agency said.

Early symptoms include a fever, headache, tiredness and aches and pains.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand chief executive Peter May warned Australians to check their freezers for the possibly contaminated products.

ALDI: Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg.

The European Food Safety Authority said there had been 47 cases including nine deaths since an outbreak in Europe in 2015 linked to the affected vegetables.

Countdown supermarkets have withdrawn a frozen vegetables product after concerns it may be contaminated with a risky strain of bacteria.

ALDI: Market Fare Mixed Vegetables 1kg.

Only ALDI products with country of origin Belgium, Hungary or the United Kingdom are affected by the recall.