Cheese recall expanded: Listeria found in other varieties (update from 07/04/19)

Cheese recall expanded: Listeria found in other varieties (update from 07/04/19)

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Update: Cheese recall has been expanded

In addition to the varieties listed below, Belgian manufacturer Damse Kaasmakerij is now recalling its organic cheese. Listeria monocytogenes-type bacteria that are harmful to health have also been discovered in this product. These pathogens can cause listeriosis, which can be life-threatening for some people.

The affected product is the soft cheese "Damse Mokke big BE-BIO-02" with the lot number 190528 and the best-before dates July 22, 2019 and July 23, 2019. The exact locations of the sale have not been specified so far. According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, the cheese was sold in the federal states of Hesse, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia. The Belgian manufacturer recently called back other cheese products:

Soft cheese recall: disease-causing listeria found in Brie

Belgian cheese maker Damse Kaasmakerij has launched a recall for various types of soft cheese. According to the company, the products could be contaminated with listeria. These bacteria can cause nausea and vomiting, among other things.

Listeria detected in cheese

Cheese producer Damse Kaasmakerij from Belgium is recalling various types of cheese that have been sold throughout Germany. The reason for the recall: Listeria have been detected. As can be seen from a notice posted on the “” portal of the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, the recalled products are two soft cheeses.

Affected products should not be consumed

The recall therefore affects the herb brie with the lot number Lot 190523 and the best before date 17/07/2019 and the pepper brie with the lot number Lot 190523 and the best before dates 11/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 22 / 07/2019 and 23/07/2019.

According to the information, the letter was sold throughout Germany between June 6, 2019 and June 26, 2019.

The items are to be returned to the stores. The purchase price will be refunded.

The cheese maker "asks its customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where they bought it," the product recall said.

Deadly courses possible

Listeria are bacteria that can cause so-called “listeriosis” in humans.

"Although listeriosis rarely occurs, it often takes a severe course that requires inpatient treatment and is associated with a high mortality rate," explains the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on its website.

"The symptoms in infected people vary and range from mild flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea to serious infections such as meningitis and other potentially life-threatening complications," said the experts.

According to EFSA, the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and people with a weakened immune system are among the groups who are more susceptible to Listeria infections. (ad)

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This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.

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