Dangerous bacteria can be found in cheese sold at Lidl. (Image: Pixxs / stock.adobe.com)
Recall of Lidl – cheese contaminated with Listeria
A recall campaign has just started due to the possible contamination of a cheese sold at Lidl by dangerous bacteria. Cheese may contain listeria and is therefore strongly discouraged.
The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety has issued a recall notice for “My goat cheese, 100 g” from the manufacturer “Fa. JERMI Käsewerk GmbH ”published. Bacteria of the genus Listeria monocytogenes have been detected in the product, which may present a very serious health risk. The cheese was sold at Lidl.
This cheese is affected by the current recall. (Image: Lebensmittelwarnung.de)
The product concerned is “Meine Käserei Ziegenkäserolle, 100g” with the following expiration dates (best before) and batch numbers:
Best before November 05, 2020, lot numbers 407 and 411, preferably before November 06, 2020, lot number 412, best before November 09, 2020, lot numbers 417 and 421
Imminent serious gastric and intestinal illness
“Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product concerned”, which “may be the trigger of severe gastrointestinal illnesses and symptoms similar to influenza infection”, according to the warning on the portal of the Federal Office for the Protection of consumers and food safety. Certain groups of people (infants, toddlers, pregnant women, as well as the elderly and sick) can also develop serious illnesses.
The cheese was sold at Lidl Germany in all federal states except Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. “For reasons of constant consumer protection, Lidl Germany reacted immediately and withdrew the product concerned from sale,” said the manufacturer. Due to the health risk, the recall must be respected and the product must not be consumed under any circumstances.
Anyone who has already purchased the cheese can return it to any Lidl branch and the purchase price will be refunded even without showing the receipt, according to the manufacturer. Other products sold at Lidl Germany, in particular other products of JERMI Käsewerk GmbH, are not affected by the recall. (fp)
Author and source information
This text complies with the requirements of specialized medical literature, medical directives and current studies and has been verified by health professionals.
Dipl. Geogr. Fabian Peters
Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: reminder “Meine Käserei Ziegenkäserolle, 100 g” (published on October 15, 2020), food warning.de
This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.