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Net markets: The Listeria bacterial strain was found in a Gorgonzola variety

According to the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Consumer Protection, the bacterium Listeria was detected in one batch. Diarrhea, nausea and fever may occur when consuming the offending batch "Cascine di Campagna". There is also a risk of a listeriosis outbreak the variety no longer on the shelves.

Contaminated cheese comes from North Rhine-Westphalia. The cheese comes from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As a precaution, the Gorgonzola was also removed from the market from the states of Hesse, Lower Saxony and Rhineland-Palatinate. As the managing director of the “Rabe & Freund” cheese dairy Joachim Freund from Bad Wildungen announced, around 4000 Gorgonzola packs were already delivered at the beginning of March. Consumers are encouraged not to consume the goods they have already bought but to hand them in to the supermarket where the product was bought. The purchase price will be refunded without hesitation. However, since the sales period was a little longer ago, the manufacturer expects only a small response. The production company pointed out that the goods were taken out of sale immediately after the discovery.

As a precaution, as the company emphasizes, not only the batch complained about was recalled, but also all best before dates and batch numbers. How the bacteria got into the cheese is still unclear.

Do not underestimate the risk of infection In healthy adults, listeriosis bacteria mostly do no harm to health. However, the chronically ill, pregnant women, small children and the elderly are at risk. As a result of the weakened immune system, serious complications can occur, which can even lead to death. In Austria, five people died of listeriosis last year. According to the authorities responsible at the time, there was a connection between the consumption of contaminated cheese and the outbreak of the disease. (sb)

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