Recall: Salmonella contaminated from free-range eggs
A few days ago, a large recall of eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil was started. Now more eggs have to be recalled because salmonella has been found in them. These bacteria can pose a serious health risk to some people.
Recall for dangerous bacteria
The discounter Aldi recently announced that it will take all eggs from the supermarkets. The company apparently does not want to take any risks after eggs from the Netherlands contaminated with the insecticide fipronil have appeared in various federal states. As a result, millions of eggs were recalled or destroyed nationwide. Another egg recall has now started. This time not because of a biocide, but because of salmonella.
Eggs from free range
As reported by the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its portal "Lebensmittelwarnung.de", the company Axvitalis from Regensburg has started a recall for "eggs from free range".
According to the information, the bacterium Salmonella Enteritidis was detected in the course of an investigation in the products with the best before date (MHD) until August 16, 2017 and the print number 2-DE-0358851.
The federal states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia and Hesse are affected.
“All the eggs put on the market with the print number mentioned have already been removed from the store shelves. Consumers who still have eggs with the print number mentioned are asked to hand them in at their points of sale, ”says the portal.
Salmonella can be a 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.
In certain groups, such as children and the elderly or immunocompromised people, an infection can even be life-threatening in extreme cases. (ad)