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Vic listeria case linked to vegie recall

Vic listeria case linked to vegie recall

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

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

It is particularly risky for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

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. This Greenyard Factory has been implicated as the potential source of a Listeria outbreak in Europe.

Some of the vegetables were imported from Europe, and the recall in Australia comes after products were removed from shelves in the United Kingdom over the same contamination fears.

Whole genome sequencing was used to identify the food source, which initially was thought to be limited to frozen corn. "As of 8 June 2018, 47 cases including nine deaths had been reported". The same strain of listeria was detected there in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

More than a week ago, the Hungarian agency banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products made by the affected Hungarian plant and ordered their immediate withdrawal and recall.




Listeria is a bacterium that can be found in soil and water.

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

Listeria starts with flu-like symptoms before developing into septicemia and the swelling of the brain - if left untreated. The company operates in 27 countries.

Listeria is generally caused by eating food contaminated by the bacteria.

"To verify the safety of our food products, we implement additional monitoring where we independently have our food products tested randomly", the store said, adding the testing included listeria checks.

"The products affected contain a particularly unsafe strain of listeria and are being recalled as a precautionary measure to ensure consumers are protected, but particularly vulnerable populations", May said.


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