Salmonella, foreign bodies and listeria lead to the following recalls
There are currently a number of products in circulation where consumption is strongly discouraged. The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety is currently warning on its consumer protection portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de" of the following products:
- Marten salami sticks poultry,
- French soft cheese "Le Coulommiers",
- Herb garden Pommerland "Elfentraum",
- Hareico sausage,
- Free range eggs "Gutsglück".
Salmonella in Marten Salami Sticks poultry
Gütersloher Fleischwarenfabrik Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG warns against the consumption of "Marten Salami Sticks Poultry" with the best-before date of June 14, 2018. Salmonella was found during laboratory tests. Consumers who bought the product with the stated best before date are expressly asked not to consume it. The product can be returned for a refund of the purchase price in the market where it was purchased. According to the manufacturer, all other products of this brand are not affected.
Salmonella in the Pommerland herb garden "Elfentraum"
Krautergarten Pommerland eG is recalling the organic herbal tea blend "Elfentraum". A salmonella infection was also found here. According to the manufacturer, the article Elfentraum, 50 gram pack with the expiration date of April 10, 2019 and the batch number 10042019 is affected. Customers who have purchased the item can return it to their shop for a refund of the purchase price.
Plastic foreign bodies in Hareico bratwurst
For reasons of preventive consumer protection, Döllinghareico GmbH & Co. KG from Elmshorn is recalling the product "Hareico Bratwurst" in the 500 gram pack with the date of minimum durability August 21, 2018. A six-millimeter plastic foreign body was found in a pack during controls. The company assumes an isolated case, but advises against distortion for safety. The affected items can be returned in the market for a refund of the purchase price.
Listeria in French soft cheese "Le Coulommiers"
The manufacturer Société fromagère de la Brie is recalling 500 grams of the French soft cheese "Le Coulommiers" with the best-before date May 05, 2018 and the lot number 77432-5B057. Consumption is strongly discouraged. Listeria monocytogenes germs could be detected in the soft cheese made from raw cow's milk. These can trigger listeriosis with flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. In particular, pregnant women and people with a weak immune system are advised to consult a doctor when these symptoms occur and to point out listeria if they have previously distorted the product.
Salmonella in free range eggs "Gutsglück"
Salmonella has been detected in free-range eggs. The product concerned was sold through Norma branches in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, but has already been removed from the sale. These are the free-range eggs "Gutsglück" from Inter Ovo with the best-before date April 29, 2018. These should no longer be consumed and can be returned to the market. According to the manufacturer, all other products of this brand and other best-before dates are not affected.
Salmonella is one of the most common reasons why foods are recalled. According to the Robert Koch Institute, Salmonella disease manifests itself within a few days after the distortion of contaminated food with symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, occasional vomiting and mild fever. In most cases, the symptoms subside after a few days.
Do you have to go to the doctor with Salmonella?
Caution should be exercised in infants, young children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system. Sometimes more serious illnesses can develop. People who have eaten contaminated food and who have severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report a possible Salmonella infection. A preventive examination for suspicion without showing symptoms is not necessary. (vb)