The Federal office for consumer protection and food safety alerts is currently a sausage that is sold at Aldi Süd, and, in some branches of Aldi Nord. In the context of an investigation into a sample of the product to health were found type of bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause the serious disease listeriosis. Of the consumption of sausages is strongly discouraged.
Is the article “ham black pudding” in the 100-gram packaging of the manufacturer, Franz Wiltmann GmbH & Co. KG. The affected sausage has the date of minimum durability 08. March 2019. According to the manufacturer, the goods have been flowing into all the branches of Aldi Süd, and in the three Aldi Nord regions Hannoversch, Werl and Wittstock distributed.
On the website of Aldi North as well as Aldi-Süd website is not informed about the recall. Only the manufacturer even warns on the company’s website prior to the contaminated sausages. A figure of the product has also not been provided. According to the manufacturer, the purchased sausage can be brought of goods in the stores of Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord, where the purchase price will be refunded. Other products of the company Franz Wiltmann were not affected.
Aldi Nord and Süd have now responded to the recall and alert in a customer’s information on the websites of the companies.
Listeria in food can cause numerous complaints. It can for example lead to flu-like symptoms with fever, diarrhea, Nausea, and vomiting. Also itchy skin rashes are possible. In some cases, severe complications threatening diseases for which it is to dangerous consequence as an inflammation of the brain or blood poisoning skin. Especially people with a weakened immune system are at risk for a severe course. These include the elderly, HIV patients, alcoholics, and people with Diabetes.
Almost half of all listeriosis cases involve Pregnant women, because the immune system changes during pregnancy and it is more susceptible to the bacteria. The Listeria can also be transferred on the unborn child and lead to so in the worst case, a Premature or stillbirth.