Greenyard Recalls Frozen Vegetables Produced in Hungary

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered Greenyard is recalling certain frozen vegetable products manufactured at its plant in Baja, Hungary, between August of 2016 and June 20, 2018, due to potential listeria monocytogenes contamination.

“It relates to a specific type of listeria, which might incur health risks in case frozen vegetables are not properly cooked before consumption,” stated a press advisory issued on July 4. “Products involved include frozen corn, peas, beans, spinach and sorrel.”

Greenyard is is working closely with all competent authorities who will take decisions for their specific jurisdictions. Additionally, production has ceased at the Hungarian facility as an investigation and in-depth review of the processing lines takes place.

The company is not yet in a position to estimate the financial impact of this recall initiative, and will inform the market at a later stage when more information is available. The turnover of Greenyard Frozen Hungary for AY 2017/2018 amounted to €24 million.