UAE – Some frozen food products ordered off UAE shelves over deadly bacteria – Listeria monocytogenes

Khaleej Times 

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The UAE has withdrawn frozen fruits and vegetables of European origin produced by Greenyard over fears they could contain a deadly bacteria. According to a top official from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE), the decision is based on a warning issued by European Union countries regarding listeria-contaminated Greenyard frozen vegetables and fruit products, which have even resulted in deaths.

Listeria is a harmful bacteria that thrives in ready-to-eat foods that can cause serious food poisoning. The ministry has urged consumers to return or discard the items on the list as they may pose “serious health hazards, especially to the elderly, pregnant women and people suffering from immune deficiency”.

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