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Recall for various sausages due to listeria


Recall: Sliced ​​sausages contaminated with health-threatening germs

The Austrian manufacturer "Steirische Manufaktur für Feinschmecker Josef Reiner GmbH & Co KG" has started a recall for various sausages. According to the company, it cannot be excluded that the affected products are contaminated with listeria. The cold cuts were sold at Lidl.

Various sausages are recalled from Lidl in Austria. According to the manufacturer, the products could be contaminated with listeria. These bacteria can lead to health problems and cause very serious illnesses in certain groups of people.

Listeria monocytogenes detected

As the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Security (AGES) writes on its website, the Austrian manufacturer "Steirische Manufaktur für Feinschmecker Josef Reiner GmbH & Co KG" informs about a product recall:

Listeria monocytogenes was therefore found in the product "Wiesentaler AMA extra sausage light, cut 200g" during an examination as part of the regular controls.

The manufacturer therefore calls back the following products with a best before date including June 11, 2020:

  • Wiesentaler AMA extra sausage, light, cut, 200g
  • Wiesentaler AMA fine extra sausage, sliced, 200g
  • Wiesentaler AMA asparagus extra sausage, sliced, 200g
  • Wiesentaler AMA snack sausage, sliced, 120g
  • Wiesentaler AMA Spicy cheese sausage, cut, 80g
  • Wiesentaler AMA triple cold cuts (tender cheese sausage, finest Krakauer, spicy extra sausage), 500g

The following articles with a best-before date including 22.06.2020 will also be recalled:

  • Wiesentaler AMA ham sausage, sliced, 125g
  • Wiesentaler AMA ham sausage with pepper edge, sliced, 125g

It cannot be excluded that the above products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria).

According to the information, the products can be returned in all Lidl branches. The purchase price will be reimbursed, even without presentation of the receipt.

Do not consume affected sausages

Listeria are bacteria that can trigger stomach / intestinal diseases (listeriosis) and flu-like symptoms.

In healthy adults, the infection is in most cases unremarkable or takes a harmless course, explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL).

But: "Certain groups of people (pregnant women, small children, the elderly and immunocompromised) can develop very serious illnesses," says the AGES website.

Because of this health risk, customers should pay attention to the recall and not consume the affected products. (ad)

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.



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