Cheese discovered with dangerous diarrhea bacteria

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E. coli pathogen found in French cheese

The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and Lidl Germany are currently warning against a French cheese marketed by Lidl. In one study, E. coli pathogenic bacteria were found in the product that can sometimes trigger severe diarrheal diseases.

It is the "Morbier AOP cheese made with raw milk, 250 grams" from the French producer "SA Perrin Vermot" with the expiry date of 17 March 2019. In addition, the cheese in question is lot number 042 and identification number FR 25-155- To recognize 001 CE. The product should not be consumed due to the health risk.

This cheese, with a maximum expiry date of 17 March 2019, lot no. 042 and identity mark FR 25-155-001 CE, will be withdrawn due to dangerous EHEC bacteria. (Photo: Filialplakat Fa. Lidl Germany)

Cheese was offered in almost all federal states

As announced by Lidl Germany, the product affected by the recall was sold in all federal states, with the exception of Bremen, Hamburg, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein. Even just the article mentioned above is concerned. "For reasons of consistency of consumer protection, Lidl Germany reacted immediately and removed the product affected by the sale," writes Lidl in a customer information on the company's website. The cheese can be delivered to all Lidl branches. Customers then receive the purchase price without presenting the receipt.

Attention: some groups are particularly vulnerable

As emphasized by the Federal Office and Lidl, customers should take this recall seriously. Infants, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, in particular, can develop serious disease pathways through the E. coli bacteria (EHEC) that produce Shiga toxins. According to the Robert Koch Institute, due to EHEC infection, symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, gastric colic, bloody diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may occur. In particularly severe cases, the kidneys are so severely affected by kidney failure. In rare cases, this can even lead to the death of those affected. (Vb)

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