Recall: Impending Salmonella infections from eggs from Aldi, Netto, Lidl, REWE and Kaufland

Recall: Impending Salmonella infections from eggs from Aldi, Netto, Lidl, REWE and Kaufland

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Many different egg products are recalled

The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and the company Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co.KG are currently warning of possible salmonella poisoning, which consumers could contract from eating various eggs from the supermarkets Netto, Lidl, Aldi, REWE and Kaufland. Official tests have shown that salmonella has been found in a large egg producer.

For reasons of preventive consumer protection, the company Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co.KG is recalling its eggs, which were sold in numerous different markets. All eggs from free range with the best-before date between December 19, 2018 and December 24, 2018 and print number 2-DE0351691 are affected.

Which eggs from which market are affected exactly?

The following list shows which brands from which supermarket are affected according to the manufacturer:

  • Net brands discount: "10 fresh eggs L-M from the state from the state" - distributed in the federal states of Bremen and Lower Saxony.
  • Lidl: "Fresh 10 L-M eggs from free range" - distributed in the federal states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.
  • Aldi north: "Hofland 6er XL eggs from free range" - distributed in the regional companies Horst and Gro├čbeeren.
  • REWE: "REWE Best Choice 6er XL Eggs from Floor Management" - distributed in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
  • Kaufland: "My favorite 6-seater egg from floor management" - distributed in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

Consumption is strongly discouraged

According to the manufacturer, the affected products have already been taken out of sale. Anyone who has already bought the above articles should not consume them. Instead, the eggs can be returned to the supermarket where they were bought. The purchase price will be refunded.

How dangerous are salmonella?

According to the Federal Center for Health Education (BzgA), a Salmonella infection manifests itself within a few days after consumption. Symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting as well as mild fever can occur. The symptoms usually last for several days and then subside. In infants, toddlers, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system, however, serious and protracted course of the disease can develop. The continued loss of body fluids and salts then threatens circulatory collapse or kidney failure, which in rare cases can even lead to death.

Should you go to the doctor after eating the eggs?

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection (BVL) advises people who have eaten the eggs and who show serious or persistent complaints to seek medical help. The doctor should be advised of possible salmonella poisoning. However, if you do not develop symptoms after eating, you do not need to go to the doctor. A preventive medical examination is not sensible according to the BVL. (vb)
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