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Manufacturer calls soft cheese back because of health-threatening coli bacteria
The manufacturer t`Dischhof from Belgium has started a recall for the product "Petit Fleur". According to the manufacturer, E. coli producing VTEC - verotoxin were found in the soft cheese. Among other things, these bacteria can cause diarrhea.
"There is a health risk"
The manufacturer t`Dischhof from Keiem in Belgium is recalling the product “Petit Fleur”. According to the manufacturer, VTEC - verotoxin-forming E. was found in an analysis. “There is a health risk. The product is not suitable for consumption, ”says a notice that was published on the“ Lebensmittelwarnung.de ”portal of the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.
Return or destroy product
According to the information, the following products are affected by the recall: Petit Fleur Torte and Petit Fleur 360g with the best before date: 14.08.2019 and the lot marking: 24.5.
The manufacturer's operating code is: BE HP 695 EG.
"End consumers are asked to return the product concerned to their business or to destroy it," the company writes.
And: "Customers will also be reimbursed the purchase price without proof of purchase."
Severe illnesses possible
As it is stated in the notice, an EHEC - (synonyms: STEC, VTEC) disease usually manifests itself within a week after infection with diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The bacteria can also cause nausea and vomiting.
"Bloody stools and painful abdominal cramps occur in more severe illnesses," explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) on its website.
"Infants, toddlers, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system are particularly at risk," said the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in an older communication.
Persons who have eaten the food affected by the recall and who develop the symptoms described should seek medical help immediately and inform them about the consumption of the product as well as the place of purchase and the date. (ad)
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