Lidl calls cheese spreads back because of dangerous bacteria
The discounter Lidl has announced a recall for different types of a cheese spread. Bacteria were found in the product, which can lead to severe gastrointestinal diseases in some people.
Listeria in cheese spreads
As the supermarket chain Lidl reports on its website, the Dutch manufacturer Smaak & Co B.V. via a product recall of various types of the product "My cheese spread, 175 g". According to the information in the product "My cheese spread spread tomato basil, 175 g" Listeria monocytogenes was detected. These bacteria can have serious health consequences.
Call back regardless of the best-before date
The recall affects "Meine Käserei bread spread pineapple-peach, 175 g", "Meine Käserei bread spread chives, 175 g" and "Meine Käserei bread spread tomato-basil, 175 g".
All mentioned varieties of the article will be recalled regardless of the best before date. The products were available in Lidl branches in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The company has taken the affected product out of sale.
The products can be returned to all Lidl branches - even without a receipt.
Severe gastrointestinal disorders
Listeria are bacteria that are found almost everywhere in the environment and are usually safe for healthy adults.
The pathogens can also trigger severe gastrointestinal diseases and symptoms similar to a flu-like infection. This leads to symptoms such as nausea, muscle pain, diarrhea and fever.
"Certain groups of people can develop very serious illnesses," the company writes. Pregnant women, newborn babies, the elderly and people with weak immune defenses have to be particularly careful.
With them, the bacteria could sometimes be life-threatening. Several Listeria deaths had been reported last summer.
"Because of this health risk, consumers should pay attention to the recall and not consume the affected product," says the current report. (ad)