Published On: Sun, Jul 22nd, 2018

Recall frozen vegetables originating from Hungary

PHILIPSBURG — Once again, the Inspectorate of Health, operating under the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs & Labor (VSA), has issued a recall notice. This time for frozen vegetables products.

The Hungarian production company named Greenyard has issued a recall of various frozen vegetables branded under different retailers names. Reason for the recall is that these products have been found to be contaminated with the bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products are:

  1. Frozen Mexican mix vegetables of 1 Kg from the brand Leader Price;
  2. Frozen Caribbean and Mexican mixed vegetables of Kg from the brand D’Aucy;
  3. ‘Chili con carne’ meatballs with chicken fried rice with frozen mushroom of 900 grams from the brand Carrefour;
  4. Frozen sweet corn of 1 Kg or 10 Kg from the brand Pinguin

Listeriosis is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. People usually become ill after eating contaminated food. Most people won’t have any symptoms of the infection or will only experience mild symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, which usually pass within a few days without the need for treatment. More serious infection can develop in those with weakened immune systems or in vulnerable groups including babies, the elderly or pregnant women.

The Inspectorate is doing the necessary checks and has not received any complaints related to the recall yet. However, the Inspectorate informs all consumers not to consume any of products listed.

Dr. E. Best, Inspector General VSA