Aldi markets-wide sausage-recall – Listeria-pathogens detected

Sick bacteria do in Aldi sausage found

The Federal office for consumer protection and food safety, warned recently of a sausage that is sold at Aldi Süd, and, in some branches of Aldi Nord. In the context of an investigation into a sample of the product to health were found type of bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause the serious disease listeriosis. Of the consumption of sausages is strongly discouraged. Now the recall has been expanded.

Is the article “ham black pudding” in the 100-gram packaging of the manufacturer, Franz Wiltmann GmbH & Co. KG. First, the recall was on the date of minimum durability 08. March, 2019 limited. Now Aldi Süd, that all the products in this ham, black pudding, regardless of the date of minimum durability may be affected. In terms of consumer protection, Aldi has taken the article out of the trade.

Information dissemination

Such as Aldi Süd, it was sold to the ham and black pudding in the entire sales area of Aldi Süd. In the case of Aldi Nord only a few shops by the recall are affected. “The product concerned was only to Culminate in the Aldi companies, Hannoversch, Werl and Wittstock traded,” writes Aldi Nord in customer information.

Listeria bacteria can be dangerous

Listeria in food can cause numerous complaints. It can for example lead to flu-like symptoms with fever, diarrhea, Nausea, and vomiting. Also itchy skin rashes are possible. In some cases, severe complications threatening diseases for which it is to dangerous consequence as an inflammation of the brain or blood poisoning skin. Especially people with a weakened immune system are at risk for a severe course. These include the elderly, HIV patients, alcoholics, and people with Diabetes.

Pregnant women are particularly at risk

Almost half of all listeriosis cases involve Pregnant women, because the immune system changes during pregnancy and it is more susceptible to the bacteria. The Listeria can also be transferred on the unborn child and lead to so in the worst case, a Premature or stillbirth.

Listeriosis is reportable

Listeriosis in Germany is one of the notifiable diseases. Anyone who has consumed the affected product and the symptoms described here, or a General malaise feeling, you should immediately consult a physician and to a possible Listeria clues. Since the pathogens still remain weeks after the disease in the gut, is a special Hygiene of the sanitary facilities is advisable in order to avoid a further spread. (vb)

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