Dangerous pathogen: recall campaign for contaminated ham at Aldi

Contaminated with bacteria: Ham recalled from branches of Aldi Süd
The meat product factory Schwarz Cranz from Neu Wulmstorf (Lower Saxony) has started a recall for reduced-fat gourmet raw ham. Staphylococci were detected in one sample. These bacteria can lead to health problems. The product concerned was sold exclusively in branches of Aldi Süd.

Microbiological contamination detected
The Fleischwarenfabrik Schwarz Cranz GmbH & Co. KG from Neu Wulmstorf in Lower Saxony is recalling the product "Reduced-fat gourmet raw ham in slices 175g". "Microbiological contamination (staphylococci) was detected in a single sample of the product with the best before date (MHD) 16.10.2017 and the batch number L3194057613," the company wrote in a press release.

Health impairments
According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), staphylococci are "the cause of many infectious diseases in humans and animals. They can lead to food-borne poisoning as well as infectious diseases, ”said the experts.

The Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) explains which symptoms can occur when infected with the bacteria:

“The dominant symptoms of stapyhlococcal poisoning are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and circulatory symptoms. Even extremely small amounts of toxins can suffice for this. ”

Affected goods sold exclusively through Aldi Süd
According to Schwarz Cranz GmbH & Co. KG, the item affected by the recall was sold exclusively through Aldi Süd in the districts of Rheinhessen-Pfalz and Darmstadt.

Other best-before dates / batch numbers of this article or other products sold by Schwarz Cranz are not affected according to the company.

Packs with the corresponding expiry date and batch number can be returned at the point of purchase against a refund of the purchase price. (ad)

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