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Cheese contaminated with dangerous diarrhea pathogens

Pathogenic Escherichia coli found in French cheese

The Federal Consumer Protection and Food Safety Agency and Lidl Germany are now warning about French cheeses sold by Lidl. In one study, pathogenic Escherichia coli bacteria were found in the product and can sometimes cause severe diarrhea.

"Morbier AOP with raw milk, 250 g" from the French manufacturer "SA Perrin Vermot" is the most delicious before March 17, 2019. The cheese also recognizes lot number 042 and ID number FR 25-155-001 CE. Do not consume the product because of health risks.

This cheese will be recovered on March 17, 2019, Lot No 042 and ID Mark FR 25-155-001 CE for the best date due to dangerous EHEC bacteria. (Photo: Filialplakat Fa. Lidl Germany)

Cheese has been served in almost every federal state.

As announced by Lidl Germany, the recalled products were sold in all federal states except Bremen, Hamburg, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein. Also, only the articles mentioned above are relevant. Lidl responded promptly because of consistent consumer protection and excluded the product from sale, "Lidl noted in the customer information on the company's website. Cheeses can be delivered from any Lidl branch. Get your purchase price.

Note: Some groups are particularly vulnerable.

As the Federal Office and Lidl emphasize, customers should take this recall seriously. Infants, toddlers, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems can cause serious illness through the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria (EHEC) found. According to the Robert Koch Institute, symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, stomach ache, tired diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may result from EHEC infection. Especially in severe cases, the kidney is severely damaged and kidney function is deteriorated. Rarely, this can lead to the death of the affected people. (VB)

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