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Food Standards Australia New Zealand have issued a precautionary food recall of several frozen vegetable products due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

While properly cooked frozen vegetables will be safe to eat, the risk to vulnerable populations of eating uncooked or under cooked frozen vegetables is serious.

It is estimated that in Australia each year around 150 people are hospitalised with listeriosis and about 15 people die.

If you have any product you should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

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The recall includes:

– Woolworths – Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: Carrots, peas, corn, green beans & potatoes – National distribution Best Before 19 MAR 2020 through to 24 APR 2020
– Woolworths – Bell Farms Steam Veggie Carrot Corn and Broccoli 3pk 450g – National distribution, all stock
– IGA – Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g – National distribution Best Before all dates
– IGA – Black & Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg: Carrots, peas, beans & corn – National distribution Best Before all dates
– ALDI – Market Fare Peas, Carrots and Super Sweet Corn 1kg – National distribution
– ALDI – Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg QLD, VIC, WA and select 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
– ALDI – Market Fare Quick Steam Carrot Corn and Broccoli 450g – National distribution
– ALDI: Only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary, all other countries not affected.

Greenyard Frozen Belgium NV is conducting a recall of the above products. The products have been available for sale at Woolworths, ALDI and IGA, Campbells and Independent grocery stores.

Problem: The recall is due to possible microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination.

Food safety hazard: Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.

Country of origin: Belgium/Hungary

What to do: Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information please contact: Woolworths 1800 103 515 , ALDI 1800 709 993, Metcash 1300 135 690

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  • Fortunately I rarely buy frozen vegetables….and not those particular brands.

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  • Goodness gracious, this is very concerning.

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  • That is so bad- this food shouldn’t even be making it as far as hitting the shelves!

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  • Good to see this info has been shared far and wide for those its relevant to. Coles are not on the list, so I’m safe. It’s interesting to note how much of this product comes from overseas. I had no idea.

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  • Why are we even importing all this foreign food?? These international companies buy them because they are CHEAP (because their standards are lower than Australian ones) and they can make a pile of profit on them. They have little respect for Australian Producers they even take their profits overseas and get tax cuts from OUR government. Why do we not just place an embargo on them by NOT buying them collectively as a nation.

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  • It is only of concern if you have a weak immune system. I always wash my fresh produce and even frozen veg before cooking.


    • Too late to find out that your immune system is not as good as you thought it was once you have developed the infection Geoff.Newall Retired Pharmacist.

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  • Glad I haven’t brought any of these vegies

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  • Cleaned my freezer out total loss approximately $20. Nothing compared to my family’s health xx

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  • This is very worrying – thanks for the article!

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  • Thanks for the article,l haven’t bought these which is good!

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  • Thanks for the warning and community notice about these frozen vegetable products – so very worrying.


    • Many people were talking about this recall when I caught up with them yesterday – has caused quite a lot of concern.

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  • I’ll have to check the dates on my frozen goods. I often buy frozen for convenience and cost efficiency. I feed the products to my family and my pets.

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  • i have bought the Woolworths 1 kilo one a while back have to check the dates on it

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  • I’ve never purchased these products. I hope everybody who bought them, reads this recall.

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  • Alarming to see how many products it may have affected


    • It is quite a lot of products – hope the posters are displayed in stores too!

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