E. Coli intestinal bacteria sighted: recall of blue cheese from the trade

E. Coli intestinal bacteria sighted: recall of blue cheese from the trade

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Recall for intestinal germs: E-Coli bacteria in blue cheese
The manufacturer Vernieres Freres has launched a recall campaign for the blue cheese "Grand Maitre Roquefort". Health-endangering E. coli bacteria were found in some products.

Gut germs in the cheese
The manufacturer Vernieres Freres recalls a batch of its blue cheese "Grand Maitre Roquefort". In some products, potentially harmful intestinal germs from the “E. Coli, Stx1 gene” strain were found during an investigation. The recall affects the 100 gram packs with a best before date of December 23, 2015 and the LOS marking 362.212. This product was sold in various supermarkets nationwide.

Consumption could lead to gastrointestinal infections
Cheese already purchased should not be consumed. E-coli bacteria are part of the natural intestinal flora of humans and animals. Some of them can cause gastrointestinal infections with indigestion such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. It is not uncommon for foods to be contaminated with such germs. Sometimes they can even be found in tap water. Authorities in Delmenhorst pointed out at the beginning of the year that the drinking water was contaminated with germs. It was E-coli bacteria, the population was called to boil the water. (ad)

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