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Salad recall due to Listeria

The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) points out two salad recalls on its website. According to the information, Listeria were detected in the products. These bacteria can lead to health problems. Consumption of the salads is not recommended.

A recall has been started for two salad products in Switzerland. According to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) they are contaminated with harmful germs.

Health hazard from germs

According to Message the Migros company informed the Zurich Cantonal Laboratory and the FSVO about the contamination of the “M-Classic Chicken Saladbowl” product with Listeria. Migros has taken the product off the market and initiated a recall.

This affects “M-Classic Chicken Saladbowl” in a 250-gram pack with the item number: 1303.233 (to be consumed by: 09/10/2020 and 09/11/2020).

The product was sold in branches of the Migros Cooperatives in Zurich (Zurich, Glarus), Aare (Aargau, Bern, Solothurn) and Neuchâtel-Freiburg.

In another Message It is pointed out that in the mixed salad with chicken and egg of the brand “mmmh – to go” in the 220-gram package (to be consumed by: 11.09.2020), sold at the grocer Denner, Listeria was detected. This company has also taken the product off the market and initiated a recall.

“A health hazard cannot be ruled out,” it says in both communications. The FSVO recommends not to consume the products.

Severe course of the disease possible

An infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is usually normal in people with an intact immune system or takes a harmless course with flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle pain or vomiting and diarrhea, explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL).

But especially pregnant women, the elderly, small children and immunocompromised people can develop severe disease with, under certain circumstances, fatal outcome. According to the FSVO, a listeria infection during pregnancy can lead to a miscarriage or the child can be born with blood poisoning or meningitis.

People who have consumed the salads affected by the recall and develop severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and advise them of a possible Listeria infection. (ad)

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Important NOTE:
This article is for general guidance only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. He can not substitute a visit at the doctor.


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