E.coli germs: manufacturer recalls raw milk cheese for diarrhea bacteria
The Hofkäserei Büttner from Hohenleuben in Thuringia has started a recall for a raw milk cheese. Harmful bacteria (E. coli) were found in the product. The germs can lead to symptoms such as diarrhea.
VTEC bacteria detected in cheese
The Hofkäserei Büttner from Hohenleuben (Thuringia) calls "raw milk cheese - butter cheese with tomato and Italian herbs" with batch number 65, packaging unit: 190-200g in foil, with the best-before dates 27.11.2018, 06.12.2018, 18.12.2018 and 25.12.2018 back. Verotoxin-forming E.coli germs (VTEC) have been detected in the cheese, according to a message published on the portal "Lebensmittelwarnung.de" of the federal states and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection.
Ingestion is not recommended
According to the information, the cheese was sold through branches of the agricultural cooperative Weidagrund e.G. Unterreichenau in the districts of Vogtlandkreis (Saxony) and Greiz (Thuringia).
"Consumers who have purchased this product are asked not to consume it and to dispose of or return the food," the message said.
Consult a doctor if symptoms occur
The bacteria can lead to diarrhea (sometimes bloody diarrhea), abdominal pain and vomiting, with or without a fever, within a week of consuming contaminated products.
"We strongly advise against eating affected milk products!"
Consumers who have consumed the product mentioned and suffer from the symptoms described are asked to consult a doctor immediately and to inform them about the consumption of the product as well as the place of purchase and the date. (ad)