Pathogenic germs in frozen herbs: Iglo calls back parsley
The food company iglo has expanded its recall for frozen parsley by six herbal products. The company warns of the consumption of the affected goods. The frozen herbs could be contaminated with VTEC bacteria. Among other things, these germs can lead to diarrhea.
Recall for frozen herbs expanded
The food company iglo has significantly expanded its recall for frozen herbs. The company now - regardless of the production period - calls back the products parsley 40g and the variants with parsley: 8 herbs 50g, garden herbs 40g, salad herbs 50g, herbs of Provence 50g, Italian herb mix 50g and soup greens 70g and warns of the consumption of the relevant products . "The reason for the extension of the precautionary recall is that a sample of parsley VTEC bacteria (verotoxin-forming E. coli) were found," says a press release.
Consumption can lead to febrile gastrointestinal disorders
"Raw consumption could lead to health problems, such as febrile gastrointestinal disorders," the company reports.
According to health experts, such diseases usually manifest themselves within a week of being infected with symptoms such as diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Infants, toddlers, seniors and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses with bloody diarrhea.
And according to the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL), five to ten percent of those affected, especially children of preschool age, “develop a serious clinical picture following bowel problems (about a week after the onset of diarrhea)”.
Products should be disposed of
As iglo explains, the company withdraws the seven variants - as a precaution and regardless of the production period - because all parsley is in it.
"This is to ensure that irritations regarding time limits, both on the part of consumers and retailers, are completely eliminated," the company writes.
Iglo asks consumers to dispose of the products mentioned. The purchase price will be refunded. (ad)