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Recall: Meat not examined for parasites
Meat is currently being recalled at Rewe and Edeka, as it cannot be ruled out that it may contain trichinae. These parasites can cause the infectious disease "trichinellosis" in humans.
The company Jagdhaus Rech, game processing company, Markus Bitzen e.K. from Rech (Rhineland-Palatinate) has started a recall for the following items made from wild boar meat: pieces of wild boar, including offal, that were distributed between June 24, 2020 and July 01, 2020.
Purchase price will be refunded
"With the articles made from wild boar meat, it cannot be ruled out that components of a wild boar that was not examined for trichinae were processed," the company wrote in a press release published by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de".
According to the information, the recall concerns wild boar meat products that were in the trade after the 23.06.2020 to the 01.07.2020 and were dispatched and which may have reached the end user.
The goods were sold through food retailers (for example, in branches of Rewe and Edeka) in the regions of northern Rhineland-Palatinate, southern and western North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as online.
Customers who have bought the item can return it at their Rewe or Edeka branch or at the Jagdhaus Rech company without reimbursement of the purchase price.
Do not consume the product
"Consumers who have purchased" pieces of wild boar meat including offal "are asked to consider the recall and not to consume this product," the company said.
As the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) explains on its website, trichinelles are small, approximately 1 mm long nematodes. The parasites live in the skeletal muscles of mammals, birds and reptiles. According to the experts, the transfer to a new host - also to humans - takes place exclusively through the consumption of raw meat, which contains the infectious muscle larvae.
According to the BfR, meat infected with trichinella can cause the infectious disease "trichinellosis" in humans. It is a mild to severe disease and is notifiable in Germany. Your symptoms are usually non-specific at the beginning of the infection, such as weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In the later course of the disease, fever, muscle pain and edema in the eye area can also occur. (ad)
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