Woolworth South Africa has recall its frozen Savoury Rice after one of its suppliers was identified as the likely source of a Listeriosis outbreak in Europe.
According to reports the rice mix has sweetcorn that was apparently imported from the Greenyard factory that may have been the source of a Listeria outbreak in Hungary.
Woolworths said that the recall was a precaution after a global recall was issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.
The food company highlighted in a statement that food safety is of critical importance to Woolworths and that they take all issues regarding the production of their food extremely seriously.
“Woolworths and our suppliers proactively manage and prevent microbial contamination of food and have done so for many years. We have very strict protocols in place as part of our standard food safety management process,”
#Woolworths #Listeriosis – Woolworths SA is urging all its customers who may have its frozen Savoury Rice Mix product at home to return to stores for a full refund. The recall comes after one of its suppliers was identified as the likely source of a Listeriosis outbreak in Europe pic.twitter.com/j39CzdTgwf
— Kaya FM News (@KayaNews) July 11, 2018
What happened to #woolworths only selling local products🤔
— Daphney (@DaphneyMaj) July 10, 2018
Customers who have purchased #Woolworths‘ frozen savoury rice mix will receive a full refund upon return of the product. The retail giant has recalled its packaged savoury rice product. https://t.co/AjUePoIBWq pic.twitter.com/GDdAeKJyNa
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