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Recall started: raw sausage could contain E. coli germs
Hans Gasser GmbH from Mayrhofen, Austria has started a recall for the raw sausage "Wilde Wurze". According to the company, the sausage could be contaminated with Vero / Shiga toxin-forming Escherichia coli (VTEC / STEC). These germs can lead to health problems.
Possible contamination with health-threatening bacteria
The Hans Gasser GmbH from Mayrhofen in Austria calls the raw sausage "Wild Wurze" back. The reason for the recall is a possible contamination with Vero / Shiga toxin-forming Escherichia coli (VTEC / STEC). These bacteria can lead to health problems such as diarrhea.
Affected goods should no longer be consumed
The following article information is listed in a message from the company: Contents: 4 or 6 pieces vacuumed, best before date: 18.01.2018-25.01.2018, and batch number: 2348.
According to the information, the affected products have already been taken out of sale and are no longer available on the shelves.
Customers who have already purchased this product can now return it without a receipt.
The manufacturer advises that the recall be strictly observed and that the affected product should not be consumed.
Severe illnesses possible
E. coli germs can lead to health problems. According to experts, a disease with the bacteria usually manifests itself within a week of being infected with diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Infants, toddlers, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses with bloody diarrhea.
And according to the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL), five to ten percent of those affected, especially children of preschool age, “develop a serious clinical picture following bowel problems (about a week after the onset of diarrhea)”. (ad)