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Sunday 19 January 2020

Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland products pulled from shelves in UK

The foods have been recalled
The foods have been recalled "as a precautionary step". Stock photo: Deposit photos
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Supermarkets in the UK have pulled bags of own brand frozen vegetables from the shelves because they could contain a deadly bacteria.

Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Iceland and Waitrose have all withdrawn 43 sweetcorn-based products over fears they could contain listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria is a harmful bacteria, especially to the elderly, pregnant women and babies.

All of the products, including Tesco frozen broccoli, carrot and sweetcorn steamer, and Aldi four seasons frozen vegetable steamers, are made by Belgian firm Greenyard Frozen UK.

The foods have been recalled "as a precautionary step".

Listeria can cause a life threatening infection, where symptoms can appear similar to the flue, including a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, felling or being sick and diarrhoea.

The UK's Food Standards Agency says that Listeria can be killed through cooking, but sweetcorn if often eaten raw and could be a potential threat.

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