Hygiene guidelines for controlling Listeria monocytogenes during production of frozen vegetables have been published.

Work started after an outbreak connected to frozen sweetcorn produced by Greenyard in Hungary. The incident sickened at least 54 people with listeriosis in Australia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, and the United Kingdom. There were 10
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Experts have identified steps food firms can take to reduce the risk of Listeria contamination of frozen vegetables.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) assessment focused on vegetables that are blanched – scalded in hot water or steam for a short time – before they are frozen. Companies blanch vegetables
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