Frozen Vegetables Contaminated with Listeria: Several Brands Recall their Products

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Several stores have decided to recall frozen vegetables contaminated with listeria.

Be careful, if you bought frozen vegetables during your shopping these days. Several stores have recalled products contaminated with listeria.

Several retail chains ( Carrefour, Auchan, Leader Price, Intermarché, and Lidl) have recalled frozen preparations for vegetables contaminated with listeria, announced  the Directorate General of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control ( DGCCRF) .

Listeriosis is a disease that “can be serious and the incubation time can be up to eight weeks,” says the DGCCRF.

The usual symptoms are more or less fever, accompanied by headaches and sometimes digestive disorders (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).

Many frozen foods involved

The company Lidl has already announced the withdrawal and recall of steamed vegetables brand Freshona .

For Carrefour,  they are frozen sauté-fish sold under its own brand (chili con carne dumplings of beef and seared rice with chicken and mushrooms).

At Auchan,  it’s about Niçois salads, Camargue salads and L’Assiette d’Antoine brand Landes salads.

Leader Price also asked for the return of its Mexican blend.

Finally, at D’Aucy (a brand distributed by all French distributors), it is necessary to bring back its frozen pan-fried village, caribbean mixture and Mexican mix.

List of Frozen Vegetables with a risk of Listeria Contmination
The list, updated to July 18, 2018, of frozen products recalled according to the concerned signs. (© DGCCRF)

Several deaths related to listeria in Europe

“The traceability investigations still in progress are likely to lead to new withdrawals-reminders on other product references in the coming days,” said the French authority, which updates the list of recalled products on its site .

People who are in possession of one or more of these products should not consume them and are invited to bring them back to the point of sale where they were purchased.

The DGCCRF reports that 47 cases of listeriosis have been reported in various European countries (Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom), including nine deaths .

No case has been identified in France to date.

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