Salmonella bacteria: Rügenwalder starts recall for smoked tea sausage

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The company Rügenwalder specialties Plüntsch GmbH & Co. KG has started a recall for a tea sausage. Salmonella was found in one sample. Such bacteria can cause diarrhea and other health problems.

Salmonella detected
Rügenwalder specialties Plüntsch GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Arolsen is calling back the product "Rügenwalder tea sausage, fine, smoked, 250 g" for reasons of preventive consumer protection. According to the company, only goods with the batch number 346177 and the best-before dates: 26.12.2016 and 02.01.2017 are affected. According to a press release, Salmonella was detected in a sample as part of a routine self-check.

Product recall started for the first time
"For the first time in the company's history, we have to carry out a product recall to protect the end user," the company regrets on its website. It is not advisable to consume the products from the batch mentioned.

According to Rügenwalder specialties, the goods were taken out of the shop as a precaution. "Customers who have bought the corresponding product can return it to their shops without a presentation of the receipt, or send it freight collect to Rügenwalder specialties GmbH & Co. KG," the company writes.

Health hazard
Salmonella are bacteria that can cause various diseases in humans, especially in the gastrointestinal area. After eating contaminated food, symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can occur. Such symptoms can occur particularly in small children, people with a weakened immune system and the elderly.

Product sold nationwide
According to press reports, a spokesman said that the product is sold nationwide and mostly in discount stores. The company from Bad Arolsen should not be confused with the company "Rügenwalder Mühle" from Bad Zwischenahn in Lower Saxony.

The latter also had to launch a recall campaign for coarse tea sausages a few months ago after a sample check had shown that harmful bacteria were present. (ad)

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