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Recall: Soft cheese is being recalled due to E-coli bacteria


Verotoxin-forming E. coli: recall for soft cheese started

The Vallée Verte Handelsgesellschaft für Naturprodukte mbH has started a recall for the soft cheese "Petite Fleur with herbs" from the manufacturer t`Dischhof. VTEC verotoxin-forming E. coli were found in the product. Just a few days ago, another cheese from the producer had been recalled because of E-coli bacteria.

Germs found to be hazardous to health

Vallée Verte Handelsgesellschaft für Naturprodukte mbH from Kehl-Auenheim (Baden-Württemberg) is recalling the product "Petite Fleur with herbs" from manufacturer t`Dischhof, Dodepaardenstraat 58, 8600 Keiem - Belgium. According to a notice that was published on the “Lebensmittelwarnung.de” portal of the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, E. coli, which form VTEC - verotoxin, were found in the soft cheese. "There is a health risk," the company writes.

Return or destroy cheese

The cheese affected by the recall has the best before date (best before date) 19.08.2019 and the lot identification: LOT: 25.3 batch: 190819. The manufacturer's company code is: BE HP 695 EG.

"The product is not suitable for consumption," says the notice.

"End consumers are asked to return the product concerned to their business or to destroy it," the company continues.

The purchase price will also be refunded without proof of purchase.

Consult a doctor if symptoms occur

As the company explains, an EHEC - (synonyms: STEC, VTEC) disease usually expresses itself within a week after infection with diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The bacteria can also cause nausea and vomiting.

"Bloody diarrhea with cramping abdominal pain and sometimes fever can develop as a severe form," explains the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) on its portal "infektionsschutz.de".

“Especially infants and children up to preschool age fall ill with EHEC. This group, as well as the elderly or people with weakened defenses, are particularly at risk of developing severe courses and complications, ”the experts continued.

The company warns that people who have consumed the food affected by the recall and develop the symptoms described "should immediately seek medical help and point out the consumption of the product as well as the place of purchase and the date". (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.

Swell:

  • Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Notice from Vallée Verte Handelsgesellschaft für Naturprodukte mbH, (accessed: July 31, 2019), Lebensmittelwarnung.de
  • Federal Center for Health Education: EHEC, (accessed: July 31, 2019), infektionsschutz.de



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