Woolworths recalls frozen savoury rice mix as health precaution

Clay Curtis
July 11, 2018

However authorities have also warned that new cases could still emerge because listeria has an incubation period of up to 70 days, and also due to the long shelf life of frozen corn products.

The recall, linked to a factory in Europe, prompted calls from local growers for shoppers to "buy Australian". It had the same serotype and similar genetics.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has named 10 frozen vegetable products which pose a listeria risk.

The notice on the Food Standards Agency states that although the bacteria can be killed through cooking, sweetcorn can be eaten raw and could be a potential threat.

The patient - who had another serious illness - died earlier this year, Victoria's health department said.

Today's recall comes four months after a national listeria outbreak linked to tainted rockmelon killed an elderly Victorian person and left 15 gravely ill.

Animals and food products such as vegetables can become contaminated from these sources.

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Sweetcorn is the number one suspect food that needs to be eliminated, but frozen beans, peas, mixed veg and peppers are also on the danger list.

Nine deaths in Europe have been reported during the outbreak, which is believed to have started at a packaging plant in Hungary.

The same strains of the bacteria had been detected in frozen vegetables produced by the same Hungarian company in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Woolworths: Bell Farms Steam Veggie Carrot Corn and Broccoli 3pk 450g.

IGA: Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g bags.

ALDI - Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg QLD, VIC, WA and select NSW stores.

ALDI: Market Fare Mixed Vegetables 1kg. National distribution, only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary, all other countries not affected. All other countries not affected.

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