WOOLIES: 5,285 -60 (-1.12%)
S.Africa's Woolworths recalls frozen savoury rice product amid listeria outbreak in Europe
JOHANNESBURG, July 11 (Reuters) - South African department
store chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd is recalling a
frozen savoury rice mix following a worldwide product recall
issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency due to an outbreak of
listeria in Europe.
More than a week ago, the Hungarian agency banned the
marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable
products made by the affected Hungarian plant and ordered their
immediate withdrawal and recall.
"We are voluntarily recalling this product as a
precautionary measure, on the global instruction of the
Hungarian Food Safety Agency," Woolworths said in a statement
dated July 10.
On July 4, Greenyard Factory announced a recall
of frozen vegetables due to potential listeria contamination of
frozen goods at its Hungary facility in Baja.
The products involved included frozen corn, peas, beans,
spinach and sorrel, Greenyard said.
Woolworths, which sells food, clothes and homeware, said its
product was sourced from Belgium and contained frozen sweetcorn
from the Greenyard Factory.
Other frozen sweetcorn and vegetable products are not
affected, the retailer added.
(Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Mark Potter)
© 2018 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Reuters content is the intellectual property of Thomson Reuters or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. "Reuters" and the Reuters Logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.