Status: 21/09/2023, 19:16 p.m.
By: Vivian Werg
If you don't have much time, ready-made products from the refrigerated section are very popular and extremely practical. But a recall has now been launched for a baked goods product.
Kassel – In the stress of everyday life, many people don't have the time to cook or shop in the supermarket. If things have to be done quickly, people like to use ready-made products (so-called convenience products) from the refrigerated shelf, which are often already ready to eat. This saves a lot of time. Frozen food is also still in vogue and, as the Lebensmittel Zeitung reports, per capita consumption even increased last year. Ordering groceries online is also a convenient alternative for many.
But fans of baked goods from the refrigerated section should be especially careful now. According to the Dutch manufacturer Boboli Benelux BV via the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), a batch of a baked goods product sold through the Edeka group in Germany is being recalled. Reason for the recall: danger of bacteria. Lidl and Co. are also currently affected by an urgent fish recall – for the same reason.
A manufacturer recalls a baked goods product due to suspected listeria (symbolic image) © Manfred Segerer/ Imago
Recall due to listeria started – Edeka stores affected throughout Germany
This is the product "Focaccia Basil & Tomato" in the 2x165 gram pack with the best-before date 03.10.2023. According to the manufacturer, these could contain listeria (Listeria monocytogenes). Consumption is strongly discouraged.
Here is an overview of the exact key data on the affected product, which was sold at Edeka:
|Manufacturer||Boboli Benelux BV (Netherlands)|
|Product||Focaccia Basil & Tomato|
|Packing unit||2 x 165 g|
|Sale||in Edeka stores throughout Germany|
According to the BVL, at least the following federal states are affected:
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Customers who have purchased the affected product can return it for a refund of the purchase price without presenting the receipt.
Edeka recall: Bacteria can lead to health impairments
Listeria are, as the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) informs, rod-shaped bacteria. These are very resistant and can multiply even at low temperatures, for example in the refrigerator. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), listeriosis is basically a foodborne infectious disease. In addition to a variety of animal foods such as poultry, meat, milk and dairy products (especially cheese), listeria is often found on plant foods, for example pre-cut salads. In a double recall campaign by Edeka, listeria was detected in a salmon product.
In healthy adults, the infection is usually inconspicuous. A danger exists mainly for immunocompromised persons such as newborns, old people, patients with chronic diseases (e.g. tumors, AIDS) or transplant recipients and pregnant women. The following symptoms may occur:
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle aches
- Purulent meningitis
- Source: RKI
As a rule, an incubation period of a few hours to six days can be assumed. Infected people can excrete the pathogen in the stool for several months.
Product recalls in supermarkets are not uncommon
The Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection has developed a "consumer protection app" that allows consumers to display corresponding warnings directly on their smartphones.
Again and again, food recalls cause concern. There are many reasons for a recall, for example, foreign bodies or undesirable substances and germs can get into products. Recalls can also be started due to safety deficiencies. For example, the Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea is currently affected by a recall.