Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland products pulled from shelves over fears of deadly bacteria
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Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland products pulled from shelves over fears of deadly bacteria

A NUMBER of the UK's leading supermarkets have pulled products from shelves following concerns over deadly bacteria.

Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland have pulled bags of own brand frozen vegetables from the shelves over fears they could contain listeria monocytogenes.

The products include Tesco frozen broccoli, carrot and sweetcorn steamer, and Aldi four seasons four seasons frozen vegetable steamers, are made by Belgian firm Greenyard Frozen UK.

Listeria is particularly harmful to the elderly, pregnant women and babies.

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It’s a bacteria that can cause a life threatening infection, where symptoms can appear similar to the flu, including high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, felling or being sick and diarrhoea.

According to the European Food Safety Authority, there have been 47 cases of listeriosis as of 8 June, nine of which have resulted in death.

The FSA advised anyone who has purchased the products affected by the recall not to eat them and to return them to wherever they were sold.