Sold by Norma: Walnuts are being recalled for Salmonella
Nutwork Handelsgesellschaft mbH from Hamburg has started a recall for the article "ARDILLA walnuts in a bowl of 1,000g". According to the company, Salmonella was detected in a batch as part of a self-assessment. These bacteria can lead to gastrointestinal diseases.
Nutwork Handelsgesellschaft mbH, based in Hamburg, is recalling the article "ARDILLA walnuts in a bowl 1,000g" with the best before dates (MHD) 01.07.2020 (lot number L1921987) and 02.07.2020 (lot number L1922023). "As part of a self-assessment, a positive salmonella result was reported in a raw material batch," the company wrote in a notice that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety published on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de".
Purchase price will be refunded
According to the information, the walnuts were only sold in Norma branches in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Meckleburg-Vorpommern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia. Customers who bought the affected product with the above-mentioned best before dates can return it to the branch (even without a receipt) and the purchase price will be refunded.
Bacteria can trigger salmonellosis
Salmonella are bacteria that can cause Salmonellosis in humans. “In most cases, salmonella is transmitted through contaminated food, mostly of animal origin. But plant-based foods can also be contaminated and lead to human disease, ”explains the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) on its website.
According to the office, the first symptoms of salmonellosis appear after 12 to 36 hours, such as severe diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal and headache and general malaise. In addition, there is a slight fever in most cases. Bloody diarrhea and high fever can also occur with severe illnesses.
“Children under the age of ten are particularly affected. Clinical diseases are becoming increasingly common, especially in infants and young children. Older people who have a reduced level of defense are also at risk, ”warns LAVES.
Anyone who has possibly consumed contaminated food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical help and point out a possible Salmonella infection. However, it does not make sense to seek medical treatment without symptoms. (ad)
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