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Sold by Edeka and Netto: Nationwide recall campaign for mushrooms due to listeria
Frihol Champignon Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH has started a recall for mushrooms, which was sold in Netto and Edeka branches. According to the company, listeria were found during a check. The bacteria can cause nausea and vomiting, among other things.
Bacteria harmful to health detected
Frihol Champignon Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH from Bühl (Baden-Württemberg) is calling back mushroom mixtures nationwide. As the Baden company announced, the products from the recall are "Mushrooms for Wok", "Mushrooms for Salad", "Mushrooms for Soup" and "Enoki 100g" with the lot numbers L-5006, L-5007, L-5101 , L-5102, L-5103, L-5104, L-5106, L5202 affected. According to the information, the pathogen "Listeria Monocytogenes" was detected in the enoki fungi in a routine check carried out by an independent laboratory.
Goods were sold at Edeka and Netto
The affected goods were sold nationwide in Edeka and Netto stores. The company said on its Facebook page that it reacted immediately and took the products out of the market.
"Customers who have bought these products can return them in return for a refund of the purchase price or in exchange for new goods without presenting the receipt in the respective market," writes the Baden-based company. The competent authorities were informed immediately.
Fatal outcome possible
Listeria are bacteria that are found almost everywhere in the environment and are generally harmless to healthy adults. However, they can also trigger a so-called "listeriosis".
The pathogens can cause flu-like symptoms such as nausea, muscle pain, diarrhea and fever.
"For certain risk groups (pregnant women, infants, people with weakened immune systems), however, they can lead to severe, sometimes even fatal forms," says the Facebook page.
In fact, the first deaths from listeria had been reported in the summer.
Avoid certain foods
According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), people from risk groups should, among other things, not eat raw animal foods (such as Mett) to protect themselves. You should also avoid smoking or marinated fish products and raw milk cheese.
"In addition, simple kitchen hygiene rules allow consumers to avoid contamination of ready-to-eat food with listeria and the multiplication of the pathogen in the food," says the BfR. (ad)