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Twitter roasts Woolworths after rice recall

Business Report logo Business Report 2018-07-11 Gabriella Steyn
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CAPE TOWN - Woolworths announced that they will be recalling their frozen savoury rice mix product due to Listeria concerns.

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 recall was a precaution after a global recall was issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency. 

The food company said 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.

On Twitter, consumers have shown outrage with the #Woolworths.

Here is what they had to say:

The company added that none of its other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products is believed to be affected.

So far, since the Listeria outbreak hit SA over 200 people including 80 babies have died.

The outbreak was linked to Enterprise facilities in Polokwane and Germiston which produced cold meats, including Woolworths’ beloved Salami sticks.


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