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06th Jul 2018

Tesco, Lidl and Aldi products recalled following listeria outbreak

43 product ranges have been recalled following 2 deaths in the UK

Kyle Picknell

Frozen sweetcorn is widely believed to be the cause of the ongoing listeriosis outbreak

Major supermarkets across the country have pulled 43 products from their shelves because they could contain listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that has already killed two people in the UK.

Frozen sweetcorn is believed to be the source of the outbreak, which has affected five countries across Europe. The Food Standards Agency have reminded customers that most frozen vegetables must be cooked before eating, and in particular frozen sweetcorn.

Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s have all taken immediate action and recalled all frozen sweetcorn  related products. The full list is as follows:

  • Pinguin Supersweet Sweetcorn
  • Tesco Frozen Broccoli, Carrot and Sweetcorn Steamer
  • Tesco Frozen Every Day Value Sweetcorn
  • Ross Mixed Vegetables
  • One Stop Frozen Sweetcorn
  • Aldi Four Seasons Frozen Vegetable Steamers
  • Aldi Frozen Four Seasons Mixed Vegetables
  • Pinguin Sweetcorn
  • Aldi Four Seasons Supersweet Sweetcorn
  • Waitrose Essential Supersweet Sweetcorn
  • Waitrose Essential Mixed Vegetable
  • Tesco Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Waitrose Fine Cut Vegetable Steamer
  • Waitrose Love Life Vegetable Medley Steamers
  • Sainsbury Frozen Special Mixed Vegetables
  • Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables
  • Sainsbury Frozen Basic Mixed Vegetables
  • Sainsbury Frozen Rice Broccoli and Sweetcorn
  • Sainsbury Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Sainsbury Frozen Carrot Broccoli and Sweetcorn
  • Pinguin Supersweet Corn
  • Lidl Frozen Green Grocer Supersweet Corn
  • Tesco Growers Harvest Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Lidl Frozen Freshona Vegetable Mix
  • Iceland Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Pinguin Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Independent Mix Vegetables
  • Ross Mixed Vegetables
  • Pinguin Mixed Vegetable
  • Pinguin Frozen Cut Beans
  • Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables
  • Ross Mixed Country Vegetabless
  • Growers Pride Supersweet Sweetcorn
  • Pinguin frozen Golden Rice and Vegetables
  • Growers Pride Supersweet Sweetcorn
  • Ross Sweetcorn
  • Tesco Frozen Sweetcorn
  • Tesco frozen Mixed Vegetables and Peppers
  • Tesco Broccoli Frozen Sweetcorn Peas and Spinach Steamer
  • Tesco Frozen Growers Harvest Carrot Peas and Sweetcorn Steamer
  • Tesco Frozen Growers Harvest Mixed Vegetables

The bacteria can cause a deadly infection and the elderly, pregnant women and babies are particularly vulnerable.

11 people have been affected by listeriosis since 2015 and you are advised to return any of the above products that you have already purchased back to store for a full refund.