Stores Recall Frozen Vegetables After Listeria Outbreak Kills Nine-Misleading!
Summary of eRumor:
Social media posts warn that grocery stores have recalled frozen vegetables after a listeria outbreak killed nine.
Supermarkets in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom recalled frozen vegetables in July 2018 in response to a listeria outbreak that killed nine. But the frozen vegetable recall has not impacted American customers, contrary to viral warnings on social media.
Greenyard Frozen UK supplied the frozen vegetables in question to various supermarket chains overseas. The company issued a series of product recalls in response to listeria contamination in early July 2018. Supermarkets affected by the recall—including Aldi, Tesco, Sainbury’s, Waitrose, Lidl and Iceland issued recall notices of their own, many of which went viral on social media:
Greenyard Frozen Belgium NV is recalling all of the following ALDI products:- Market Fare Peas, Carrots and Super…
As warnings of the frozen vegetable recalls circulated on social media, many consumers falsely believed that the recall applied to frozen vegetables sold at grocery stores in America. That’s not the case. Following a series of mergers and acquisitions led by Pinguin Foods UK, Greenyard Frozen UK became one of the largest processes of fresh vegetables in the U.K. But the company does not distribute products to North America.
The FDA did not have frozen vegetable product recalls listed in July 2018. So, American consumers can ignore warnings about frozen vegetable recalls. Those in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom should take notice, however.