Recall of spices due to salmonella – serious diarrheal diseases possible – curative practice

Curry powder recalled for salmonella contamination

The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and a Dutch wholesaler warn of a spice in which salmonella has been detected. The product was sold by many retailers in Germany. Consumption is strongly discouraged. There is a risk of severe diarrhea.

The spice “Madras Spicy Curry Powder” in the 100 gram packet with the expiry date of June 30, 2023 and article number 4519 is recalled. Salmonella was detected in the lot. The bacterium can cause serious infections which, in the worst case, can even be life-threatening for certain groups of people.

This curry powder with an expiration date of June 30, 2023 is being recalled due to salmonella contamination. (Image source: grocerswarning.de)

Salmonella curry powder

The above curry powder has been distributed in several European countries. In Finland, Salmonella type S. bareilly was detected during an official inspection. When tracing the trade route, it turned out that many retailers in almost all of Germany were also supplied.

Where was curry powder sold?

Some of the stores supplied are small retail stores. According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, curry powder was mainly used in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Rhineland -from North-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia expelled.

According to the Dutch wholesaler, all retailers have been informed of the recall. However, it is not known whether all retail stores have already reacted and removed the curry powder from sale.

Exchange information is missing

Consumers who have already purchased “Madras Spicy Curry Powder” with the expiry date of June 30, 2023 should not consume it under any circumstances. Unfortunately, there is no information on how the recall should be handled.

Customers generally hand over the recalled goods to the respective point of sale and collect their money or a corresponding replacement there.

Possible complaints of salmonella

According to the Robert Koch Institute, salmonella can cause infections with diarrhea, abdominal pain, occasional vomiting and mild fever. In most cases, the symptoms go away on their own after a few days.

Some people are at increased risk of serious illness

Certain groups of people, especially babies, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, are at increased risk of severe developments, which in extreme cases can be life-threatening.

When should you seek medical help?

Anyone who has consumed the curry powder mentioned above with the corresponding expiry date and who develops the symptoms mentioned here or similar symptoms during the following days should consult a doctor and report a possible salmonella infection.

However, according to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, it makes no sense to seek preventive treatment without symptoms. (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.

Author:

Graduate editor (FH) Volker Blasek

Sources:

Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Madras Spicy Curry Powder Recall (Published: 06.07.2022), food warning.de

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.

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