Jumbo is recalling 135 types of prepackaged meats

The supermarket chain Jumbo is recalling dozens of types of prepackaged meat. Yet another reason for vegetarians and vegans to feel good about their life choices.

The production location of supplier Offerman in Aalsmeer, one of the company’s three locations, may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria, reports NOS. The supplier informed their customers, including Jumbo and Aldi, about this themselves. The recall campaign includes pre-packaged chicken fillet, ham and bacon. Aldi are only recalling four products, while Jumbo recalls 135.

Customers can get money back

Customers are asked to return the recalled products to the supermarket, and will get their money back if they do. According to Jumbo, all the products currently on their shelves are safe to consume. On Thursday evening, Jumbo published a list of affected products, which you can read here.

Offerman closes factory temporarily

Offerman has also informed its wholesale customers, such as Bidfood, Sligro and Versunie, who will quickly inform their customers about the products that might be contaminated. Offerman has also stopped the packaging and cutting of meats at its factory in Aalsmeer, with its other factories to pick up the slack.

What is listeria?

The bacteria- listeria- can cause a food infection. The chances of this happening are low, but the consequences can be serious, especially for pregnant women- infection can lead to miscarriages or premature birth.

Have you been affected by this recall? Or are you one of our smug vegetarians? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ailish Lalor
Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


  1. I know this is dutchREVIEW and therefore independent balanced news is not to be expected and is not the goal of thus website… But still…. .
    Not sure what this has to do with vegetarians or vegans. Why use this article to divide people even more instead of reporting the news?


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