Woolworths pulls packaged rice mix after Listeria scare

The affected products

European distributor Greenyard Frozen Belgium NV issued the recall today after an outbreak was traced to Belgium and Hungary.

More than 200 people died in a major listeriosis outbreak in South Africa that was linked to Enterprise factories producing cold meats.

On 29 June 2018, the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products produced by the affected plant between August 2016 and June 2018, and ordered their immediate withdrawal and recall.

The Hungarian Food Safety Agency also recalled some of their products as a precautionary measure recently.

Listeriosis is an illness usually caused by eating food contaminated by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) released the list of the products which included snap frozen vegetable mixes, corn kernels, quick-steam carrot, broccoli and cauliflower mixes and pea, carrot and sweet corn mixed.

It comes after several United Kingdom supermarkets also removed various frozen vegetable products from their shelves due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. "Thorough cooking would ensure that the product is safe".

Japan floods: Rescuers combing through mud for survivors
He is planning to also visit Hiroshima and Ehime prefectures next. "We need our water system restored". "We are doing our best". Elsewhere, work crews tried to clear multiple small landslides that coated roads, rendering them virtually impassable.

All 11 on board survive plane crash on Alaska mountain
A plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and rescuers said, but there were no deaths. The heavily-forested island near the southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle, is the fourth largest island in the United States.

Owning an iPhone is the best indicator of wealth, claims research
The next closest rival is Samsung , which accounts for 28.86 percent of phones sold in the United Kingdom in 2018 so far. And, according to Pew Research Center , 64 percent of low-income Americans now own a smartphone.

The FSA advises people who have bought any of the products not to eat them and instead return the products to the store for a full refund.

Although uncommon, it can be particularly unsafe for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

Listeria is a bacterium that is naturally found in the environment. Listeria can invade the central nervous system and cause meningitis and even brain infection. Product of Hungary (only).

Listeria is particularly risky for pregnant women, their unborn children, and newborns.

Woolworths said it proactively manages and prevents microbial contamination of food, and has very strict protocols in place.

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

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kylie Jenner on track to be youngest self-made billionaire by age 21
Jul 13, 2018 - 06:56
Even Dictionary.com roasted the magazine for the title, Tweeting yesterday "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided". Jenner now ranks at number 27 on Forbes' list of " America's Richest Self-Made Women ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rising waters, no air: How Thai cave rescue nearly went wrong
Jul 13, 2018 - 05:41
They would then need to recuperate at home for 30 days, he said. "Wild Boars, keep fighting!" they chanted. There was a celebratory mood at the cave entrance, hours after the rescue ended.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England hurting for third-place playoff at Russian Federation 2018 Fifa World Cup
Jul 13, 2018 - 04:43
With sound positioning and good attacking play including a special goal against Argentina, Pavard has exceeded expectation. What more could we ask for? "I was in Nice to watch us lose too Iceland, I was in Kiev to lose against Italy".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego fires back at Sarah Palin
Jul 13, 2018 - 04:27
The exact premise of Cohen's Showtime series, set to premiere this Sunday, remains a mystery. An e-mail seeking comment from Baron Cohen has not been returned.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ken Giles has choice words for A.J. Hinch
Jul 13, 2018 - 03:27
The Houston Astros won Tuesday's game against the A's in ridiculous fashion , but it wasn't all smiles for the AL West leaders. The Houston Astros have optioned reliever Ken Giles to Triple A Fresno, a night after he appeared to curse at manager A.J.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit
Jul 13, 2018 - 02:55
The prime minister's plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way", Trump said. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told reporters his country has no plans to increase defense funding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top After 66 Years of Growing, Longest Fingernails Are Cut
Jul 13, 2018 - 01:13
He broke the teacher's nail and they got very upset about it, so Shridhar chose to take on the challenge of growing his own nails. Due to years of growing his nails, Chillal's left hand is handicapped.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FC Barcelona To Rival Real Madrid For Superstar Winger?
Jul 13, 2018 - 00:59
Madrid have always been linked with a move for the 27-year-old, while the Primera Division giants could soon need to replace Cristiano Ronaldo .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sunglasses and chocolates: Eight boys rescued from Thai cave recovering
Jul 13, 2018 - 00:12
Over the weekend, the Thai government successfully rescued four boys who had been trapped in the cave since June 23 . VideoOne of the divers on the rescue team in Thailand explains the difficulty of getting the boys out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
Jul 13, 2018 - 00:04
The protocol is also supported on Apple TV4 / 4K, which allows you to wirelessly output TV audio to multiple speakers at home. For instance, you can ask "Siri, play Radiohead on the Sonos Beam" and the music will automatically start streaming.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bank of Canada Hikes Interest Rate to 1.50%, CAD Climbs in Response
Jul 13, 2018 - 00:04
In a statement, the BOC said it expects the global economy to grow by about 3.75% this year, and by and 3.5% next year. It warns that "escalating trade tensions pose considerable risks to the outlook" at the global level.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top When Fortnite Season 5 Downtime Will Begin
Jul 13, 2018 - 00:01
Of course, Fortnite fans can only hope that what's to come in Season 5 will have been worth the wait. Epic Games has announced this weekend marks the start of an 8-week series of Fortnite competitions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Microsoft Surface Go Will Start at $400. Is That a Deal?
Jul 12, 2018 - 23:51
Microsoft has a winning product in its Surface tablet and laptop lineups, but affording these products is a losing game for many. As for cameras, you're looking at typical front and back cameras with a Windows Hello IR Camera for facial recognition security.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy Note9's price and release date revealed
Jul 12, 2018 - 23:47
Apart from the repositioned fingerprint scanner, the Note 9 is likely to sport the same design as the predecessor Note 8 . A source with a respectable track record has leaked what appears to be promotional material for the Galaxy Note 9 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week
Jul 12, 2018 - 23:26
Her lawyer, Amy Jeffress , said in a statement that they are "still waiting to work out a reasonable date" for the interview. Page left it voluntarily shortly after she joined the team and eventually left the Federal Bureau of Investigation .