Discounter Netto recalls smoked salmon due to listeria pollution
The supermarket chain Netto Marken-Discount AG & Co. KG has launched a recall campaign for the smoked salmon on offer, since listeria germs were discovered in the salmon. The bacteria can trigger so-called listeriosis in humans, which is usually relatively harmless with symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. However, listeria is extremely dangerous in pregnant women, as it can have serious consequences for the unborn child, such as premature birth, severe damage or even death of the fetus. Listeria are also a significant health risk for people with an already weakened immune system, such as the elderly or chronically ill, since the infectious disease often affects several organs and relatively often causes severe inflammation of the brain or meninges.
Warning about the consumption of smoked salmon with listeria The food discounter Netto promptly launched a recall campaign after the discovery of listeria in its promotional article smoked salmon and warned consumers against eating the fish. Anyone who has bought “Premium N Smoked Salmon, 120g” with a best-before date on November 24, 2011 (LOS 434112 and LOS 434111) in one of the net branches since November 12 should return it, according to a message from the food discounter based in Maxhütte-Haidhof (Schwandorf district) on Wednesday evening. The purchase price will of course be reimbursed. Due to the impending health consequences, there is a specific warning against consumption. (fp)
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