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Cheese recall for listeria - consumption is strongly discouraged
Jürgen Würth Lebensmittelgroßhandel e.K. has started a recall for sliced cheese from France. According to the company, health-endangering listeria was found in the cheese. Consumption is strongly discouraged.
Franconian cheese wholesaler Jürgen Würth is recalling French sliced cheese because of an existing health risk from listeria. The recall affects all batches of the "Tomme d’Alsace bold" variety and all batches of the "Tomme d’Alsace lean natural" variety from the manufacturer "Ferme Durr / Biolacte".
Sold nationwide in health food stores
According to consumer information published by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de", the cheese was sold in small quantities nationwide through cheese counters in various organic food stores. According to the information, it was found both in products from the manufacturer "Ferme Durr / Biolacte" and in the production facility Listeria monocytogenes. "It is absolutely advisable not to consume it," says the consumer information. And: “Consumers who have bought this product are asked to dispose of the food immediately or to contact the point of sale where they bought the cheese. The purchase price will be refunded. "
Special danger for pregnant women
Listeria are bacteria that can cause so-called “listeriosis” in humans. Listeria usually manifests itself within 14 days of infection with diarrhea and fever. According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), pregnant women, seniors and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses with blood poisoning and meningitis. In pregnant women - even without symptoms - the unborn child can be harmed.
People who have consumed this food and develop severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical help and report a possible Listeria infection. "Pregnant women who have eaten this food should seek medical treatment and advice without symptoms," the consumer information says. However, this does not make sense for other people without symptoms. (ad)
Author and source information
This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.
- Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Important consumer information, (accessed: September 14, 2019), lebensmittelwarnung.de
- Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: Listeriosis: Rare, but dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women and people with reduced immune defense, (accessed: September 14, 2019), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment