Caution recall: Salmonella found in tea sausage

Caution recall: Salmonella found in tea sausage

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Beware of Stockmeyer Delikatess Teewurst with batch number L87 HXS

The Westfälische Fleischwarenfabrik Stockmeyer GmbH announced a recall campaign for the product "Stockmeyer Delikatess Teewurst", 125 g (tea sausage in the intestine) with batch number L87 HXS and the best-before date of February 8, 2018 in order to protect consumers. Official investigations revealed that salmonella was found in the sausage. The product was sold in various markets in Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), other products of the manufacturer, including other tea sausage articles, are not affected. "We strongly advise against consuming the products from the specified product batch," the BVL wrote in a current consumer protection warning. A return has already been arranged for the affected products remaining in the supermarket. The company regrets any inconvenience this measure may cause. Buyers of the affected product can return it to retailers for a refund of the purchase price.

How do you recognize a Salmonella disease?

Salmonella can cause unpleasant gastrointestinal infections, so-called salmonellosis. A disease manifests itself within a few days after infection with diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and mild fever. Pain during bowel movements and mucus or blood in the stool are also possible. The symptoms often improve on their own after a few hours or days. However, caution applies to infants, small children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system, since the loss of fluid due to diarrhea and vomiting can be dangerous. The BVL advises people who develop severe or persistent symptoms after consuming the tea sausage to seek medical help and to point out a possible Salmonella infection.

What are salmonella?

Salmonella are rod-shaped bacteria that occur worldwide in animals, humans and in non-living creatures. Diseases caused by Salmonella can be transmitted from both humans and animals. Infection often occurs through food. Eggs and poultry in particular are more frequently contaminated with salmonella. Pork is also rarely affected. (vb)

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