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Greenyard recall

107 countries received vegetables possibly contaminated with Listeria

The US and Canada are among more than 100 countries potentially affected by a recall of frozen vegetables due to Listeria monocytogenes. An outbreak traced to the vegetables from Greenyard Frozen has sickened 47 people in five European countries. Another 9 people have died.

Greenyard, a producer of fresh, frozen and prepared fruits and vegetables linked to the outbreak, has estimated the cost of the recall at €30 million. Company officials said that includes costs for the product, transportation, handling, storage, destruction, subcontracting, lower cost absorption of the factory, and loss of margin.

The company is insured for recall costs and possible product liability damages.
A spokesman said 107 countries and territories received implicated products. Frozen items subject to recall were produced in Greenyard’s Hungarian facility in Baja between Aug. 13, 2016 and June 20, 2018.

Foodsafetynews.com listed some of the other countries that recalled products were sent to are: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Chad, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Affected retailers include Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, Auchan, Carrefour, Intermarché, Colruyt, Delhaize, Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Iceland.


Publication date: 7/20/2018


 


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