Frozen vegetables recalled from Aussie supermarkets over listeria concerns

Leslie Hanson
July 10, 2018

Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose have recalled frozen vegetable packages, including packets of sweetcorn and mixed vegetables, because they could contain listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis.

What products are on recall?

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Aldi is carrying most of the potentially listeria-infected products.

A New Zealand Countdown spokesperson said in a statement it was aware of one product it stocked, Bell Farms Steam Veggies Carrot, Corn and Broccoli 3pk 450g, which was at risk.

Food scientists and food safety experts say a common misconception that it is safe to eat vegetables while they are still frozen has contributed to an Australia-wide product recall announced on Monday.


Listeria is a rare bacteria responsible for the disease listeriosis.

In serious cases, the disease can be fatal for sick patients.

In February, contaminated rockmelons from a New South Wales rockmelon farm resulted in six deaths in NSW and Victoria and just last month, 21 people in South Australia were struck down with salmonella poisoning linked to alfalfa sprouts. Those who are over 70, have diabetes, cancer or even suppressed immune systems are most at risk, as well as pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Listeriosis starts with flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and sometimes diarrhoea.

Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g and Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg Carrots, peas, beans & corn (left) are both being recalled at IGA.

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