Listeria: the callback for the cheese to start – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal2020-07-09
Recall for cheese because of Listeria
The Hamberger Großmarkt GmbH in Munich has started a recall for the product “organic Alpine farmers cheese 15% fat i. Tr.”. According to the company, it cannot be excluded that the cheese is contaminated with Listeria. These bacteria can cause serious diseases.
The Hamberger Großmarkt GmbH Munich-call back for reasons of preventive consumer protection, the following product, regardless of the date of minimum durability: “Bio Alpine farmers cheese 15% fat in dry matter.” As the company writes in a message, “can not be excluded that the cheese is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”
In Munich and Berlin, sold
According to the report, published by the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL) on its Portal “lebensmittelwarnung.de” sold the Hamberger Großmarkt GmbH recall of cheese in Munich and Berlin.
The product can be returned in all of the Hamberger sale sites. The purchase price will be refunded, without submission of receipts. The company points out that of the recall, only the above-mentioned cheese, however, regardless of the date of minimum durability is affected.
Very serious illnesses is possible
Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) are bacteria that can cause severe stomach/intestinal disease (listeriosis).
In healthy adults, the infection is in most cases inconspicuous or takes a benign course with symptoms such as a flu-like infection such as fever and muscle aches, or vomiting and diarrhea, explains the Bavarian state office for health and food safety (LGL) on its website.
However, in the case of “certain groups of people (Pregnant women, small children, the elderly and the Immunocompromised) may occur very serious disease,” warns the Hamberger Großmarkt GmbH. Due to this health risk, customers should be aware of the recall and the affected products not to consume.
Who has eaten the cheese, and severe or persistent symptoms developed, they should seek medical assistance and to a possible Listeria infection point. (ad)