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Cheese recall due to health-threatening listeria


Recall from Rewe: Soft cheese contaminated with listeria

The company Rotkäppchen Peter Jülich GmbH & Co. KG has started a recall for the cheese "Rügen bath boy der Sahnige 60% Fett i.Tr." Listeria harmful to health were found in the soft cheese sold at Rewe. These bacteria can cause the disease "listeriosis".

According to a message published by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de", a sample of the cheese "Rügen bathing boy The Creamy 60% fat i.Tr.", 150g (foil packaging), with the best before date 03.01.2020, EAN code: 40508429 a contamination with listeria (Listeria monocytogenes) was found. "We strongly advise against eating the affected product," the company writes.

Sold in four states

According to the information, the Camembert was sold exclusively in Rewe stores in the federal states of Thuringia, Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The cheese can be returned in the respective market; the purchase price will also be reimbursed without presentation of the receipt.

Health damage can result from consumption

"There is a risk of health damage if the affected products are consumed," warns the company. Listeria are bacteria that can cause the disease "listeriosis". In healthy adults, the infection is usually unremarkable or takes a harmless course with flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle pain or vomiting and diarrhea, explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL).

In certain risk groups such as immunocompromised or elderly people and children, severe, sometimes fatal forms of listeriosis sometimes occur.

As the associations for independent health counseling (UGB) explain on their website, pregnant women usually show no or only flu-like symptoms. But they can pass the infection on to the fetus. "There may be a premature or fatal birth, or the child may be born with a life-threatening congenital listeriosis," it continues. (ad)

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