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Food firm with King's Lynn factory recalls products over listeria contamination fear

Aldi is one of the chains affected by the product recall
Aldi is one of the chains affected by the product recall

A food company with a factory in Lynn has recalled dozens of frozen vegetable products amid fears they may be contaminated.

Around 50 products have been withdrawn from sale by Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd as a precaution, amid fears they may contain listeria monocytogenes which can cause sickness and diarrhoea.

The list contains products made for supermarket chains include Sainsbury's, Tesco, Lidl and Aldi, as well as other popular brands such as Ross.

It is understood that the scare relates to products made at a factory in Hungary between August 2016 and June of this year.

A statement issued by the company last Wednesday said it had chosen to recall products from the plant in response to a decision by Hungary's Food Safety Agency. Production at the factory has also been halted.

However, it insisted the move "does not imply that they are actually contaminated" and said food safety was the company's top priority.

Meanwhile, the UK's Food Standards Agency says consumers who have bought any of the affected products should not eat them.

It adds: "Instead, return the product to the store from where it was bought for a full refund."

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