Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables over listeria outbreak fears

July 8, 2018

SIX of the UK’s most popular supermarkets have been forced to recall various frozen vegetable products due to concerns over possible listeria contamination.

Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have all recalled frozen veg, including packets of sweetcorn and mixed vegetables, because they could contain Listeria Monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis.

Symptoms caused by Listeria Monocytogenes can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Health organisations recently warned that an outbreak of the bacterial infection across Europe had been linked to frozen vegetables that were not cooked properly.

According to the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa), there have been 47 cases of listeriosis as of 8 June, nine of which have resulted in death.

On Friday, the UK Food Standards Agency issued a list of dozens of products distributed by Greenyard Frozen, a Belgium-based supplier.

The FSA said: “Greenyard has taken the precautionary step of voluntarily recalling various frozen vegetable products because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes”.

Full list of all products removed from Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland

Pinguin Frozen Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Pinguin Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Tesco frozen Mixed Vegetables and Peppers

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Broccoli Frozen Sweetcorn Peas and Spinach Steamer

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Pinguin frozen Golden Rice and Vegetables

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Tesco Growers Harvest Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Frozen Growers Harvest Carrot Peas and Sweetcorn Steamer

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Frozen Growers Harvest Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Frozen Broccoli, Carrot and Sweetcorn Steamer

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Frozen Every Day Value Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

One Stop Frozen Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Aldi Four Seasons Frozen Carrots, Peas & Supersweet Sweetcorn Steamers

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Ross Mixed Country Vegetables

  • Pack size 1kg
  • Batch code All
  • Best before All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Aldi Four Seasons Frozen Carrots, Broccoli & Supersweet Sweetcorn Steamers

  • Pack size -All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Aldi Frozen Four Seasons Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Aldi Four Seasons Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Independent Mix Vegetables

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2019 inclusive

Waitrose Essential Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – E1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – Oct 2019, Nov 2019, Aug 2019

Waitrose Essential Vegetable Mix

  • Pack size – E1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Dec 2019 inclusive

Waitrose Fine Cut Vegetable Steamer

  • Pack size – E640g (4x160ge)
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Waitrose Love Life Vegetable Medley Steamers

  • Pack size – E640g (4x160ge)
  • Batch code – P6163 P7021 P7080
  • Best before – May 2018, Jul 2018, Sep 2018

by Sainsbury’s Mixed Special Vegetables

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

by Sainsbury’s Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 1 kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Growers Pride Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – 750g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

by Sainsbury’s White Rice, Broccoli, Supersweet Sweetcorn & Peas Microwaveable steam bags

  • Pack size – 540g (4x135g)
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

basics Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

by Sainsbury’s Carrots, Broccoli & Sweetcorn Microwaveable steam bags

  • Pack size -540g (4x135g)
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Lidl Frozen Green Grocer’s Supersweet Corn

  • Pack size -1kg
  • Batch code -All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Pinguin Mixed Vegetable

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Lidl Frozen Freshona Vegetable Mix

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Lidl Green Grocer’s Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Lidl Green Grocer’s Baby Carrots, Peas, Green Beans & Sweetcorn Steamers

  • Pack size – 640g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All date codes

Lidl Green Grocer’s Fragrant Golden Rice Steamers

  • Pack size – 400g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Iceland Frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 900g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes between January 2020 and June 2020 inclusive

Growers Pride Supersweet Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – 450g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2021 inclusive

Oriental Express Chinese Chicken

  • Pack size – 350g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Oriental Express Chinese Prawns

  • Pack size – 350g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Oriental Express Egg Fried Rice

  • Pack size – 350g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Pinguin Country Vegetable

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Pinguin Frozen Cut Beans

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – NA
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 750g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Ross Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 450g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2021 inclusive

Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 450g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2021 inclusive

Ross Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Ross Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – 450g
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2021 inclusive

Ross Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – 1kg
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to July 2020 inclusive

Tesco Frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Growers Harvest Frozen Mixed Vegetables

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive

Tesco Frozen Sweetcorn

  • Pack size – All
  • Batch code – All
  • Best before – All codes to Jan 2020 inclusive