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.
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