Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

Woolworths has recalled its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as part of a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.
Woolworths has recalled its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as part of a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

RETAILER NEWS

By Jessi Wesson - Jul 11th 2018, 07:41

Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, Woolworths is recalling their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740). 

The Woolworths product is sourced from Belgium and contains frozen sweetcorn sourced from the Greenyard Factory in Hungary. This Greenyard Factory has been implicated as the potential source of a Listeria outbreak in Europe.

"Listeria bacteria are easily destroyed by cooking. The Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product is uncooked and frozen and so requires cooking before consumption. Thorough cooking ensures that the product is safe. We are voluntarily recalling this product as a precautionary measure, on the global instruction of the Hungarian Food Safety Agency"

None of the retailer's other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products are affected.

"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. To verify the safety of our food products, we implement additional monitoring where we independently have our food products tested randomly. This testing includes Listeria. This product has been tested and found to be compliant."

Customers who have purchased the product should return the product to their local store for a full refund.

 

Related News

Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback
16/02/2019 - 21:53
Jeans maker Levi Strauss has filed documents to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange, seeking to return to public markets after more than three decades.

Amazon drops plans to build New York City headquarters
16/02/2019 - 21:43
US e-commerce giant Amazon said it would not build a new headquarters in New York City due to opposition from "some state and local politicians," though most New Yorkers support its plan.

Consumer spending rises in December 2018
16/02/2019 - 20:48
Consumer spend over the traditional holiday period in December reflected a year-on-year increase, according to BankservAfrica’s data which measured the value and volume of sales in December.

US retail sales post largest decrease since 2009
16/02/2019 - 20:38
US retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.

Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?
15/02/2019 - 16:35
The sudden departure of two Australia-based nonexecutive directors of Woolworths has fuelled speculation that the troubled retailer will be forced to announce another huge write-down related to the R21bn acquisition of the David Jones department store.