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Listeria evidence: recall campaign for smoked trout fillets started


Recall started: Listeria found in smoked trout fillets
Wechsler Feinfisch GmbH from Erftstadt has launched a recall campaign for smoked trout fillets. Listeria was found in the product during tests. These bacteria can cause nausea and vomiting, among other things.

Listeria in smoked trout fillets
Wechsler Feinfisch GmbH from Erftstadt (North Rhine-Westphalia) calls back smoked trout fillets "for reasons of preventive consumer protection". According to a press release, “125 g. up to 1,000 gr. packaging, with the batch numbers A16298124561 - A163011245612 with the usage date 27.11.2016 to 07.12.2016 “. According to company information, Listeria Monocytogenes (Listeria) was detected in microbiological tests.

Health risks from consumption
"There are health risks when consuming the product," says the message. According to the portal "Lebensmittelwarnung.de" of the federal states and the Federal Office for Consumer Protection, the goods are mainly sold through large supermarkets throughout Germany.

Consumers can also return the packages to retailers without a receipt. The company points out that all products with the usage date 08.12. and are not affected later because the production error has since been localized and corrected.

Listeria evidence more and more
Reports of evidence of listeria have accumulated in recent months. The first deaths from listeria were even reported in the summer.

The consumption of food contaminated with listeria can trigger a so-called "listeriosis" in humans. The disease is usually accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as vomiting, muscle pain, diarrhea and fever.

The germs can be dangerous for the weak and pregnant women
Although the disease usually takes a harmless course in healthy adults, it can be dangerous for pregnant women, newborns, the elderly and people with weak immune defenses and can lead to blood poisoning, inflammation of the brain or meninges, for example. The risk of premature birth or miscarriage increases in pregnant women.

Better avoid certain foods
According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), risk persons should, among other things, not eat raw animal foods (such as Mett) to protect themselves. You should also avoid smoked or marinated fish products and raw milk cheese. (ad)

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