Frozen vegetables pulled from shelves in Woolworths, ALDI, IGA amid listeria fears

Deadly bacteria fears: Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables

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.

Countdown has voluntarily withdrawn one if its frozen vegetable Bell Farms' products after a recall in Australia.

Belgium-based frozen food distributor Greenyard Frozen NV is conducting the recall of its products and United Kingdom supermarkets - Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose - have also removed various frozen vegetable products from their shelves due to concerns about possible listeria contamination.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have recalled nine products - a mix of corn, carrot, pea and broccoli ranges - that originated from Britain, Belgium and Hungary.

"If you are a healthy adult you'd have to eat a lot of frozen vegetables to make you sick because most of the potentially risky bacteria is killed by the acid in your stomach", Mr Kennedy said.

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Hence six of our supermarkets - Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose - recalling vast quantities of their bagged-up frozen veg.

Listeria is a life-threatening illness for certain people, particularly those over the age of 60.

The elderly, pregnant women and their unborn and newborn babies, and people with weakened immune systems, are most at risk.

It has symptoms that are similar to flu, including high temperature, muscle ache, sickness and diarrhoea.

Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g and Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg Carrots, peas, beans & corn (left) are both being recalled at IGA.

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