Major recall over fears frozen veg at Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi and Tesco could be contaminated with deadly Listeria

A major recall of 43 frozen vegetable products – including some on sale at Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Sainsbury’s – has been issued over fears they may contain a deadly bacteria.

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The Evening Express reports that products, including frozen mixed vegetables and frozen sweetcorn, have been recalled by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

An outbreak of Listeria was first detected in 2015 and has been linked to nine deaths.

The source has now been linked to frozen vegetables produced by a Hungarian company in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

According to the FSA symptoms are similar to flu including a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

Those over 65, pregnant women, unborn babies, babies less than one month old and those with a weak immune system are most at risk.

Customers are advised, if they have bought any of the products listed in the Evening Express article, to return them to the store for a refund.

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