The government has issued a food alert, recalling a specific brand of frozen mixed vegetables due to the possibility of being infected by bacteria that can cause food poisoning, just one week following another company recall for the same reason.
The product under the recall is “Mixed Vegetables” sold by a company named Iceland.
The item bar code is 05010482533120 with weight is 900g, affecting all packages with expiration dates from January 2020 until June 2020 (June included).
Following an alert issued by UK authorities, a recall was facilitated through the flow of information by RASFF, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, which enables swift action and reaction within the EU when risks to public health are detected in the food chain.
Consumers are being told to return the mixed vegetables at the supermarket or place of purchase and under no circumstances should they consume the product
Even though the company has complied with the recall, Cypriot authorities are warning consumers that some packages may already have been bought and stored in home freezers.
Consumers are being told to return the mixed vegetables at the supermarket or place of purchase and under no circumstances should they consume the product.
According to government authorities, the products could be tainted with bacteria that can cause listeriosis, an infection that usually develops after eating food that has been contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.
Last week, the government issued a similar food alert, recalling specific brands of frozen vegetables by Tesco. A listeria infection can be more serious for individuals who have weakened immune systems, but also the elderly, pregnant women and infants.