Mettwurst contaminated with pathogenic bacterium listeria –

Sausage recall extended: Listeria detected in other lots

The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and a sausage manufacturer warn of a Mettwurst that may be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria of the Listeria monocytogenes type. We strongly advise against eating sausage, as there is a risk of severe diarrhea, which can pose a serious risk to some people.

Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch - und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG from Guderhandviertel in Lower Saxony extends the recall of the "Putenzwiebelmettwurst". All products with an expiry date of August 10, 2022, August 20, 2022, August 25, 2022 or August 30, 2022 in 50 gram, 125 gram, 250 gram, 500 gram and 1000 gram packaging units are affected.

Additionally, the affected turkey onion mettwurst can be identified by the production dates 21/07/2022, 04/08/2022 and 11/08/2022 and by the lot identifications 210722, 040822 and 110822.

Mettwurst recall extended

As early as August 10, 2022, the sausage manufacturer had informed of the detection of listeria in Mettwurst. After further self-checks, the recall has now been significantly expanded.

Increased risk for certain groups of people

A Listeria infection can still manifest up to 14 days after ingesting the bacteria with symptoms such as diarrhea and fever. Above all, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems have an increased risk of serious diseases that can lead to sepsis and meningitis.

Pregnant women should also be especially careful not to become infected with Listeria, as the bacteria can harm the unborn child.

Pregnant women and those with symptoms should seek medical attention

Anyone who has eaten the Mettwurst above and develops severe or persistent symptoms within the next two weeks should seek medical attention and report a possible Listeria infection.

To be on the safe side, pregnant women should consult a doctor after consumption, even if they have no symptoms, to avoid any long-term effects on the child. For all other people, however, according to the manufacturer, it makes no sense to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms.

No exchange information

Unfortunately, Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch - und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG does not provide any information on how the return of the sausage should take place. The goods concerned are usually handed over to the respective point of sale and the purchase price is refunded there. (vb)

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This text corresponds to the specifications of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been verified by health professionals.


Graduate editor (FH) Volker Blasek


Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Recall of mettwurst with turkey and onion (publication: August 18, 2022),

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.