Earlier this year, six Australian died from listeria after eating contaminated rockmelons and now another outbreak has resulted in the recall of a number of frozen vegetable products.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand ordered a recall of various varieties from Woolies, IGA, and ALDI.
Listeria starts with flu-like symptoms before developing into septicemia and the swelling of the brain – if left untreated. So far no Australian cases have been reported, but customers should still be wary.
Below are the products being recalled and if in doubt, chuck ’em out. It’s not worth it.
Don’t eat the following
- Woolworths: Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: carrots, peas, corn, green beans and potatoes. National distribution, best before 19 March 2020 – 24 April 2020.
- Woolworths: Bell Farms Steam Veggie Carrot Corn and Broccoli 3pk 450g. National distribution, all stock.
- IGA: Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g bags.
- IGA: Black & Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg: Carrots, peas, beans & corn
- ALDI: Market Fare Peas, Carrots and Super Sweet Corn 1kg
- ALDI: Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg. QLD, VIC, WA and selected 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, only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary, all other countries not affected.