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Salmonella: Important recall campaigns for eggs from well-known supermarket chains


Extended recall for Salmonella in organic eggs

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety is currently warning of a possible danger from salmonella in organic eggs. Salmonella was found in eggs from the laying farm "Farm Bio-Eierhof Papenburg GbR" as part of self-examinations. The eggs were sold under different names in several supermarket chains. These include Aldi-Süd, Penny, Lidl, Kaufland, Netto, Real and probably also Norma.

As the Federal Office of Consumer Protection reports on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de", there is currently a health risk from organic eggs from the "Farm Bio-Eierhof Papenburg GbR" laying farm, which were sold under different names in different markets. The affected eggs can be recognized by the printed code 0-DE-0359721. The individual products are listed in detail below.

Which eggs are affected at Lidl?

At Lidl, the eggs were sold by Eifrisch-Vermarktung GmbH & Co. KG under the name "Bio-Eier 10er Pack" in sizes M, L and XL. Eggs with the best-before dates of August 9, 2018, August 15, 2018 and August 20, 2018 are affected. The products were offered in the federal states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Lidl has already taken the affected eggs out of sale. Customers can return the recalled eggs to the Lidl branches and receive the purchase price.

These eggs will be recalled from Aldi-Süd

At Aldi-Süd the organic eggs are sold under the name “10 eggs from organic production”. They were sold in Bavaria, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The products can also be recognized here by the print number 0-DE-0359721. The eggs will be recalled with the best-before dates of August 9, 2018, August 10, 2018, August 16, 2018 and 24. In parts of Bavaria, the eggs were sold via "Landkost-Ei GmbH". The eggs can also be returned to Aldi in the respective markets. Customers will be reimbursed the purchase price.

Egg recall at net

The company "Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co. KG" now extends the recall to net. The organic eggs were offered here under the brand name "BioBio". The ten-pack of the weight class XL with the best-before date 23rd to 26th is affected. As reported net, the product was only sold in parts of Bavaria.

What are the eggs at Kaufland?

At Kaufland, the organic eggs with the risk of salmonella are sold under the product name "Eifrisch Bio Eier S-XL, HKL A, 10er". The said foods were sold in the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Here, too, the eggs can be identified using the printed print code 0-DE-0359721 and the EAN number 4004953003275. Eggs with a best before date of August 16, 2018 will be recalled.

What eggs are affected by penny?

As Penny reports, the eggs affected by the recall were sold in the federal states of Bavaria, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Bremen. The eggs from the company "Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co. KG" from the supplier "Bio-Eierhof Papenburg GbR" with the print number 0-DE-0359721 and all best-before dates up to and including 24 are affected. The product is sold under the same name as Kaufland . Penny strongly advises against eating it.

Real and Norma are currently not providing information about the recall

As “lebensmittelwarnung.de” reports, the eggs, which may have been contaminated with salmonella, were also sold at Real and Norma. Unfortunately, neither Real nor Norma inform their customers about this health risk (as of August 10, 2018). The consumer protection portal shows that Real is the product "Fresh German organic eggs" of the brand "real bio" with all best before dates until August 24, 2018. Norma also appears to be affected by the recall, but no information has yet been released as to exactly which eggs it is.

What health threats do Salmonella pose?

According to the Federal Center for Health Education, salmonella are bacteria that can cause a food infection with severe diarrhea. In addition, headache, abdominal pain, general malaise, nausea and vomiting and mild fever are other common symptoms. Most of the time, the symptoms subside after several days. In rare cases, however, it can also lead to severe illnesses with high fever and blood poisoning (sepsis). If symptoms are severe, a doctor should be consulted, noting that contaminated eggs may have been eaten. (vb)

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