Listeria death in Victoria linked to strain found in recalled frozen vegetables

The affected products

The affected products

The same Hungarian processor is also at the centre of a massive recall of frozen sweet corn, mixed vegetables, carrots and broccoli from stores across England, according to the UK Food Standards Agency.

It said Listeria is easily killed through cooking - which would've been required for the frozen rice.

Yes, even the Waitrose Essential Supersweet Sweetcorn is not immune from being called back in, with this outbreak revealing that the expensive variety is therefore bagged up in the same factory that produces Lidl Frozen Green Grocer Supersweet Corn, also recalled.

Woolworths South Africa has recalled its Savory Rice Mix product after one of its suppliers was identified as the likely source of a Listeria outbreak in Europe.

The factory supplies sweetcorn used in Woolworths' rice mix.

A person has died from a strain of listeria similar to one that triggered a recall of popular brands of frozen vegetables across Australia, but it is not possible to confirm a direct link to one of the products, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) says.


Listeria is a type of bacteria that can live in soil, water, dust, animal faeces or other substances.

The outbreak was linked to Enterprise facilities in Polokwane and Germiston which produced cold meats, including Woolworths' beloved Salami sticks.

The general, symptoms include headache, fever, tiredness and aches and pains, as well as diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal cramps.

In a statement, Woolworths said: "Food safety is of critical importance to Woolworths and we take all issues regarding the production of our food extremely seriously".

"We are voluntarily recalling this product as a precautionary measure, on the global instruction of the Hungarian Food Safety Agency".

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