Status: 23/09/2023, 19:54 p.m.
By: Kilian Bäuml
A producer has to recall olives from Greece because they are contaminated with a pathogen. The olives were also offered at the service counter.
Munich – Whether simply as a snack or in a salad – olives can be used in many ways in cooking and are considered particularly healthy due to their unsaturated fatty acids. However, if you want to do something good for yourself, you should currently refrain from using a manufacturer's olives, because they are being recalled. Especially for risk groups, there is a health risk from consumption.
Several olives from one supplier are currently under recall. They were also sold at the service counter. (Symbolic image) © CSH/Imago
Recall started: The affected olives were offered in the refrigerated section and at the service counter
The olives are the product of Momeni Feinkost GmbH, as the manufacturer explains in a press release. Several products with olives from Greece are affected, including the following:
- Olive blend (green & blackened): without stone, with bell pepper, herbs & garlic in rapeseed oil (Momeni item number X 3063)
- Olives (black): filled with 10% herb cream cheese preparation in rapeseed oil (Momeni item number X 3070)
- Olives (blackened): without stone, with rapeseed oil (Momeni item number X 3005)
- Olive blend (green & blackened): without stone, herbs & garlic (Momeni item number X 3062)
- Olives (blackened): without stone, herbs & garlic (Momeni item number X 3077)
- Olive salad: with African peppers & rapeseed oil (Momeni item number X 3099)
- Gourmet: "Stuffed antipasti 4-fold"
Four types of antipasti filled with a cream cheese preparation in rapeseed oil (Momeni item number X 3075)
- Gourmet: "Olives 4-fold"
Four varieties of olives pickled in rapeseed oil (Momeni item number X 3073)
- Quadro: Olives marinated Four marinated
olive varieties pickled in rapeseed oil (Momeni item number 436578)
However, the olives were also sold loose at the service counter, in case of doubt you should ask the seller. According to the manufacturer, the olives were offered especially in southern Germany.
Recall due to listeria in olives: pathogen can cause serious gastrointestinal diseases
The reason for the olive recall is that listeria was found during an inspection. The manufacturer itself writes that the pathogen can cause severe gastrointestinal diseases and flu-like symptoms. Especially for risk groups such as the elderly, children, pregnant women and people with pre-existing conditions, the consumption of olives poses a health risk.
How exactly affected customers should proceed now is not clear from the report. The manufacturer asks for your understanding and apologies. As a rule, products affected by the recall can be returned to the respective point of sale, but often no proof is required.
In addition to olives, the oil made from them is also very popular, but Ökotest made a devastating verdict for olive oils from numerous suppliers. Due to poor harvests, olive oil could soon even become a luxury good, and prices are already skyrocketing. (Kiba)