A number of supermarkets across the borough have recalled more frozen products following fears they may be contaminated with listeria.
The Food Standards Agency has named more products that are being withdrawn from shelves after a food poisoning alert.
Supermarkets including Tesco Sainsbury’s and Aldi have recall more frozen products over fears they may be contaminated with listeria.
Products being withdrawn include Tesco’s Frozen Mixed Vegetables and Peppers, Lidl’s Green Grocer’s Carrots, Broccoli & Sweetcorn, and Sainsbury’s Mixed Vegetables.
The additional products have been removed after 43 types of frozen sweetcorn products were named over concerns they may be contaminated with listeria.
The bacteria is a particular threat to the elderly, pregnant women and babies.
Over 50 frozen products have now been withdrawn from supermarkets across the borough following concerns they may be contaminated.
The following products are covered by the recall:
The list of products being recalled was released by the Food Standards Agency. It said listeria can be killed with thorough cooking. However, some people eat sweetcorn raw in salads.
The contamination has been traced to a frozen food plant in Hungary which is known to have had problems with listeria contamination dating back to 2016. Despite this, it was allowed to continue supplying shops.