Pathogens in frozen herbs: Iglo calls back parsley
The food company iglo has started a recall for "iglo parsley 40g". VTEC bacteria are suspected in one batch of the frozen product. These germs can lead to health problems.
On sale at Lidl, Netto and Penny
The iglo food company is calling back frozen parsley herbs. As the company reports, a batch of the product "iglo parsley 40g" is suspected of VTEC bacteria. These germs can lead to health problems such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting. According to iglo, the affected batch was only delivered to Lidl, Netto and Penny.
VTEC bacteria found
As reported by iglo, the product affected by the recall had found VTEC bacteria (verotoxin-forming E. coli) when examining a sample.
The product will be recalled with the best before date 01.2019 and the code L 8030CR005 / time 14:00 - 22:00, which is stated on the packaging page.
Since this is a very limited production period, the company asks not only to note the code, but also the time mentioned.
Consumers are asked to dispose of the relevant "iglo parsley 40g" products. The purchase price for the named product and, if applicable, the postage costs would be reimbursed.
Do not consume affected goods
The company warns of consuming the relevant batch.
The bacteria "could lead to health problems, such as febrile gastrointestinal disorders if eaten raw," the message says.
According to health experts, such diseases usually manifest themselves within a week after infection with symptoms such as diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Infants, toddlers, the elderly 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)”. (ad)