Recall of organic cheese for listeria


Bergpracht-Milchwerk is recalling two cheese products across Germany
18.03.2014

The Baden-Württemberg company "Bergpracht-Milchwerk" is recalling two types of cheese as a precaution. As the company reports, it cannot be ruled out that the “Bioland Bio Hofkäse” and “Our Home Farm Cheese” could contain bacteria from the Listeria monocytogenes species in some packages.

"Bioland organic farm cheese 150g" and "Our home farm cheese 150g" affected The cheese producer "Bergpracht-Milchwerk" from Tettnang in Baden-Württemberg is currently recalling two of its items, since according to its own information it cannot be ruled out that some of the products with the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium could be contaminated. Specifically, it is about the articles "Bioland organic farm cheese 150g" with the lot number: 75 (red culture cheese), "Our home farm cheese 150g" also with the lot number: 75 (red culture cheese) and the best-before date 03/21/14 and "Bioland Bio Hofkäse 150g" with the lot number: 91 (red culture cheese) and the best before date 31.03.14.

Products were delivered to wholesalers across central and southern Germany. The company asked the buyers of the products - which had been delivered to Edeka-Südwest, organic specialty stores and wholesalers throughout central and southern Germany - to remove them from the shelves immediately. Customers who have already bought an affected cheese, according to Bergpracht-Milchwerk, could return it to any shop and would of course get the purchase price back. Further questions can also be asked directly at 07542-9334-0.

Listeria monocytogenes particularly dangerous for pregnant women Listeria monocytogenes is a rod-shaped bacterium that triggers the highly contagious disease listeriosis. This infectious disease - which has been reportable in Germany since 2001 - occurs worldwide, but primarily affects pregnant women and their unborn children, newborns, old people and people with a weakened immune system, for example as a result of AIDS. In humans, the bacteria are usually transmitted via spoiled or contaminated food (milk, cheese, meat, etc.), but can also occur through contact with contaminated soil or during pregnancy via the placenta or during birth. Listeriosis is often asymptomatic or with flu-like symptoms in people with intact immune defenses, but severe gastrointestinal inflammation can also result from eating contaminated food. However, the disease is particularly dangerous for people with a weak immune system and during pregnancy, because in this case, infection of the unborn child can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn listeriosis; other possible consequences include inflammation of the brain (meningitis) ) and sepsis. (No)

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