Category Archives: Listeria monocytogenes

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Chorizo – Chilled Smoked Bacon – Frozen Cooked Bacon Pieces

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RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in chorizo from Portugal in Portugal

RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (present /25g) in chilled smoked bacon from Poland in Poland

RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in frozen cooked smoked bacon pieces from the Netherlands in the UK

RASFF Alert – Multi Country Outbreak – Listeria in Frozen Sweetcorn Products

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RASFF-withdrawal from the market of frozen corn from Hungary in relation to a multi-country foodborne outbreak in Denmark

RASFF-withdrawal from the market of frozen vegetables from Belgium in relation to a multi-country foodborne outbreak in Germany

RASFF-withdrawal from the market of frozen spinach from Hungary in relation to a multi-country foodborne outbreak in Croatia

RASFF-withdrawal from the market of frozen vegetables from United Kingdom in relation to a multi-country foodborne outbreak in the UK

RASFF-withdrawal from the market of frozen vegetables from Poland in relation to a multi-country foodborne outbreak in Poland

South Africa – Woolworth recalls savoury rice after Listeria outbreak in Europe

Times Live

Woolworths is recalling a frozen savoury rice product as a precaution after a listeria outbreak in Europe.

Woolworths Frozen Savoury Rice‚ which is sourced from Belgium‚ contains frozen sweetcorn from the Greenyard Factory in Hungary – which has been implicated as a potential source of the outbreak.

 

“Listeria bacteria are easily destroyed by cooking. The Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product is uncooked and frozen and so requires cooking before consumption. Thorough cooking ensures that the product is safe. We are voluntarily recalling this product as a precautionary measure‚ on the global instruction of the Hungarian Food Safety Agency‚” the retailer said in a statement announcing the recall. “None of our other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products are affected.”

UK – UPDATED: Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd recalls various frozen vegetable products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

FSA

11 July 2018

Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd has taken the precautionary step of voluntarily recalling various frozen vegetable products because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes.
Please use the information below as the most recent, replacing product information for this product in earlier versions.

Product details

Lidl Frozen Green Grocer’s Supersweet Corn

Pack size 1kg
Batch code all
Best before all codes to July 2020 inclusive

New Zealand – Various frozen vegetable products 10 July 2018 (Pinguin product added 11 July 2018): Greenyard Group is recalling all batches of Bell Farms brand Steam Veggies carrot, corn, and broccoli and Pinguin brand 4 mixed vegetables due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

MPI

Product identification

Product type Frozen vegetables
Name of product
  • Bell Farms brand Steam Veggies carrot, corn, and broccoli (450g)
  • Pinguin brand 4 mixed vegetables (1kg, appears as 1,000g)
Batch marking All batches
Date marking All dates
Package size and description Bell Farms brand Steam Veggies carrot, corn, and broccoli are sold frozen in a 450g plastic bag.

Pinguin brand 4 mixed vegetables are sold frozen in a 1kg plastic bag (appears as 1,000g)

Distribution The product is imported from Belgium and the UK

Bell Farms brand Steam Veggies carrot, corn, and broccoli is sold in Countdown, SuperValue and FreshChoice supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

Australia – Frozen vegetables pulled from shelves in Woolworths, ALDI, IGA amid Listeria monocytogenes fears

9News

Fears over the deadly listeria strain of bacteria have sparked a recall of popular frozen vegetable products from supermarket shelves across Australia.

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.

The recall comes after a number of listeria deaths in Europe in the past three years.

The European Food Safety Authority said there had been nine deaths among 47 cases of listeria since an outbreak in 2015, the ABC reported.

Hong Kong – *(Updated on 10 July 2018) Not to consume prepackaged frozen vegetable products suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

CFS

Source of Information The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency

*Updated on 10 July 2018

  • The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
  • Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission
Food Product Several kinds of prepackaged frozen vegetable products produced by the Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd

*Updated on 10 July 2018

  • Four kinds of prepackaged frozen vegetable products recalled by the U.K. FSA and the FSAI
  • Frozen vegetable products produced by Greenyard Frozen