CAMBRIDGESHIRE LIVE : Frozen food sold in some of Britain’s biggest supermarkets including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose, and Iceland has been removed from their shelves because of a deadly outbreak of bacteria.
In all 43 products have been recalled and people are being urged to check their freezers for the products.
Frozen sweetcorn is the likely source of listeriosis affecting five European countries, including the United Kingdom, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned.
Nine people have reportedly died as a result, according to the European Food Safety Authority.
Listeriosis is a rare but serious foodborne illness caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes that can be more serious for those individuals who have weakened immune systems, and also the elderly, pregnant women and infants.
The FSA has issued a huge list of 43 frozen food items – many sold across the big supermarket chains – that are all being withdrawn from sale.
In the meantime, in Malta ICELAND distributors have announced that the following product : MIXED VEGETABLES is not to be consumed and are kindly requested to return the product to the store purchased from as soon as possible and get full refund.
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