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Butter recall due to listeria contamination
The Hatzenstädt dairy cooperative has started a recall for butter. According to the company, the product is contaminated with listeria. These bacteria can lead to health problems such as diarrhea and vomiting.
The Sennereigenossenschaft Hatzenstädt from Niederndorferberg (Austria) is calling the product "Hatzenstädter Sennereibutter" with the best before dates (expiry date) from 30.6-12.7. 2020 due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Not suitable for consuming
According to a recall letter that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has published on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de", a contamination with Listeria monocytogenes was found in the Hatzenstadt dairy butter from the manufacturer Sennereigenossenschaft Hatzenstädt.
"The product is not suitable for consumption," warns the company. The goods affected by the recall can be returned to the cheese factory. Customers will be refunded the purchase price even without proof of purchase.
Infection can be dangerous
Listeria are bacteria that can lead to the disease "listeriosis". In healthy adults, the infection is usually unremarkable or takes a harmless course with flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle pain or vomiting and diarrhea, explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) on its website.
In certain risk groups such as immunocompromised or older people as well as children, sometimes severe, sometimes fatal forms of listeriosis occur.
According to the experts, a Listeria infection during pregnancy "can lead to a miscarriage or the child can be born with blood poisoning or meningitis."
Anyone who has consumed the product affected by the recall and is developing severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical help and point out a possible Listeria infection. (ad)
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