Flour recall due to diarrhea pathogens -

Reminder: Harmful Germs in Flour

Three companies are currently recalling flour. All items may contain diarrheal pathogens. Pasta made with the affected products is not suitable for raw consumption.

Three Bavarian companies are currently recalling wheat flour because contamination with E. coli bacteria cannot be ruled out. These germs can lead to health problems like diarrhea.

Distributed regionally

According to a letter that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) published on its portal "lebensmittelalarm.de", direct distributor Gerhard Labahn from Bodenkirchen calls organic wheat flour, type 550, 1KG , "Korngesund" brand, expiry date (MHD): 05/01/2023, return. This flour was sold locally in Bodenkirchen and at the farmer's market in Eching/Biller.

According to another letter published on "lebensmittelalarm.de", the Wallner farm shop in Landsberg am Lech has issued a recall for wheat flour type 550, 1kg and an expiry date of May 30, 2023. The product does not was sold only in small quantities regionally in the Wallner farm store.

And the Birgitt Harder mill in Nersingen is recalling Hardermühle Strass Type 405 wheat flour, 2.5 kg, expiry date April 25, 2023, reports the BVL. This flour was only sold in small quantities regionally in the mill store Brigitt Harder and in butcher shops, bakeries and farm shops in the districts of Neu-Ulm and Augsburg.

The purchase price will be refunded

All three products could contain EHEC pathogens, which can be hazardous to health if eaten raw.

As the Wallner farm magazine writes, the origin of pathogens can be traced back to animal feces. Contamination is possible by fertilizing fields with liquid manure or manure. But canine droppings in the fields may also have contaminated the raw product "cereals".

The companies point out that grain flours, baking mixes and doughs are generally not suitable for raw consumption and should always be well heated.

Customers who have purchased one of the flours can return it and be refunded the purchase price.

If necessary consult a doctor

EHEC disease (synonyms: STEC, VTEC) usually manifests within a week of infection with symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Babies, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems in particular can develop more serious illnesses with bloody diarrhea.

In rare cases, especially in young children, acute kidney failure may occur in a second attack a few days after the onset of diarrhea. (see symptoms of an EHEC infection)

People who have consumed any of the affected flours and develop severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report a possible EHEC infection. However, it is not necessary to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms. (ad)

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Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.