Aldi have issued a product recall on a number of frozen vegetable products because of a bacteria outbreak that has claimed the lives of nine people.
In a statement on its Facebook page , Aldi said: “In line with other retailers we have recalled these products as a precaution as there is a possibility that they contain traces of Listeria.
“Customers are advised not to consume these products and are asked to return them to the nearest store, where they will receive a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.”
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 products recalled by Aldi are:
- Name: Four Seasons Premium steam bags, Mixed vegetables, Frozen sweetcorn, 640g
- Aldi code: 41125, 52163, 53454
- Barcodes: Carrot/broccoli/sweetcorn – 25187588; Carrot/peas/sweetcorn – 25295993; Mixed vegetables – 25466638; Supersweet sweetcorn – 25473407.