In the statement the company confirmed: "The Woolworths product is sourced from Belgium and contains frozen sweetcorn sourced from the Greenyard Factory in Hungary".
Food scientists and food safety experts say a common misconception that it is safe to eat vegetables while they are still frozen has contributed to an Australia-wide product recall announced on Monday.
Woolworths has recalled all Woolworths Frozen Savoury Rice Mix products amidst fears of Listeria...
Listeriosis is an illness usually caused by eating food contaminated by bacteria which can grow in food at refrigeration temperatures, the department said.
"The mix is uncooked and frozen so requires cooking before consumption".
Products that are being recalled include frozen corn, peas, beans, spinach and sorrel and United Kingdom supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose and Iceland are all affected.
The food chain reportedly said its food products are independently tested at random.
A spokesperson for Aldi UK tells FoodIngredientsFirst: "In line with other retailers, we have recalled this product as a precaution as there is a possibility that the product contains traces of listeria".
It is uncommon but can be risky for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
The company withdrew one batch of the Bell Farms frozen vegetables on Friday from all Countdown, SuperValue, and FreshChoice stores and has since recalled all batches of the product.
The supermarkets displayed signs yesterday urging shoppers to return the product, which was the only Waitrose item sold in the UAE in a list of goods to be affected by the European recall.
Listeria is particularly unsafe for pregnant women, their unborn children, and newborns.
Listeria is a bacterium that is naturally found in the environment.
Woolworths said it proactively manages and prevents microbial contamination of food, and has very strict protocols in place.