Researchers have expanded knowledge of the United Kingdom’s involvement in a multi-country Listeria outbreak.

Twelve patients were detected in the UK between 2015 and 2018 and contaminated sweetcorn was recovered from the freezer of another person in 2019.

Overall, the outbreak included 54 cases of listeriosis in Australia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, and the UK with 10 deaths. It was traced to a frozen vegetable factory in Hungary that in 2018 was owned by Greenyard.


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