Listeria 2018 outbreak: More frozen foods removed from supermarkets by potentially deadly bacteria



Another batch of products has been added to the list of items that have already been recalled by manufacturers and supermarkets because of the potentially deadly listeria outbreak.

Refers mainly to frozen foods, which mainly contain vegetables.

And recent withdrawals affect shoppers in supermarkets such as Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose and Sainsbury & # 39; s.

Listeria gets its name from the bacterium that causes it, namely Listeria monocytogenes

. They can cause listeriosis, a rare but potentially very serious disease that is transmitted through food.

Around the world, it is believed that 11 people died from deadly bacteria, two of those British citizens, according to Liverpool Echo.

It can be dangerous for people who have a weakened immune system, and also for the elderly, pregnant women and babies.

The Food Standards Agency issued a food alert stating that Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd has taken the precaution step of voluntarily withdrawing several frozen plant products because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Yesterday's update included Lidl & # 39; s Frozen Green Grocer Supersweet Corn 1KG for all batch codes and all the best before July 2020 inclusive.

The FSA said: "The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.



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" Symptoms caused by this organism may be similar to influenza and include high fever, muscle pain , chills, discomfort and diarrhea.

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

" If you have purchased the previous product, do not eat it.

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