Recall for meat, meat products and dairy products due to listeria
The Waldenserhof company from Wächtersbach in Hesse has started a recall for the entire product range after proving listeria. It is not advisable to consume meat, meat products, meat preparations and milk products from the company.
The Waldenserhof company from Wächtersbach (Hessen) is calling back the entire food range. The reason for the recall is the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in nut ham (BBD 03.02.2020) from our own production.
It is not advisable to consume the products
"For reasons of preventive consumer protection, the Waldenserhof does not recommend eating meat, meat products, meat preparations and milk products," the company wrote in a press release published by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de".
The company asks consumers who have bought products not to consume them. All customers can return the items in the retail outlets for a refund of the purchase price.
Unspecific and flu-like symptoms
Listeria are bacteria that are widespread in the environment, explains the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in its "Consumer tips: Protection against food infections with Listeria".
“Not all Listeria cause illnesses. The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is of particular importance as a cause of infection for humans, ”write the experts.
Listeria disease (listeriosis) usually manifests itself within 14 days after infection with more unspecific and flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle pain. Vomiting and diarrhea can also occur.
Severe illnesses possible
In certain risk groups, however, listeriosis can be associated with serious damage to health.
"Pregnant women, newborns and people who have a weakened immune system due to their old age, previous illnesses or medication are particularly at risk," says the BfR.
Serious illnesses can lead to life-threatening blood poisoning and inflammation of the brain or brain. In pregnant women, who in many cases have no or only flu-like symptoms, the infection can pass to the unborn child and lead to premature birth or miscarriage.
In case of severe or persistent complaints, see a doctor
The Waldenserhof company points out that people who have eaten the affected food and develop severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical help and point out a possible Listeria infection.
Pregnant women who have eaten these foods should seek medical treatment and advice without symptoms. However, this does not make sense for other people without symptoms. (ad)
Author and source information
This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.
- Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Food warning details, (accessed: January 26, 2020), lebensmittelwarnung.de
- lebensmittelwarnung.de: Press release from the Waldenserhof company, (accessed: January 26, 2020), lebensmittelwarnung.de
- Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR): Consumer tips: Protection against food infections with Listeria, (accessed: January 26, 2020), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)