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Woolworth recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe

Woolworth recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe

Woolworths has withdrawn a Frozen Savoury Rice Mix following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian food safety agency.

Tesco, Lidl and Sainsbury's are all at the mercy of the listeria virus, thought to have spread over from a Hungarian frozen food factory.

In vulnerable people, listeriosis can be serious and fatal.

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

Symptoms could include headache, fever, tiredness and aches and pains.

Earlier this year a listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons claimed six lives in NSW and Victoria.

Have you bought any of the recalled vegetables? "Also in pregnant women listeria can cause miscarriage, and if the baby is born it could have brain damage".

"Anyone who has purchased this product can return it to any of our stores for a full refund", the spokeswoman said. "As of 8 June 2018, 47 cases including nine deaths had been reported".

The factory is said to be implicated as a likely source of a Listeria outbreak in Europe.

"As a producer of frozen vegetable products, we recommend our customers to include cooking instructions on each packaging".

And the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said listeria has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom in recent years.

Woolworths - Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: Carrots, peas, corn, green beans & potatoes - National distribution.

IGA: Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g bags.

ALDI - Market Fare Mixed Vegetables 1kg Queensland, NSW, ACT, WA Packed in Belgium from Imported and Belgian Ingredients (only).

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

A Countdown spokeswoman said the supermarket had been advised there was a potential risk its Bell Farms Steam Veggies, Carrot, Corn and Broccoli bags contained the bacteria.

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