Listeria detected in cheese


“The consumption of cheese from the farm may endanger health”, the warning states.

The BLV “recommends not to consume the products concerned”.

As the Swiss Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (BLV) states on its website, internal controls at the Vogel AG cheese dairy revealed the presence of listeria in the cheese and at the production site.

The BLV has therefore issued a public warning.

Käserei Vogel AG from Switzerland has launched a recall for numerous types of cheese.

The measure will be taken after Listeria has been detected in the cheese of the manufacturer.

These bacteria can cause the disease “Listeriosis”.

Listeria: Manufacturer recalls numerous types of cheese because of bacteria

According to the information provided, the producer informed the customers and arranged for the products to be withdrawn from sale.

The following products from the Vogel cheese dairy with the company number CH-5707 are affected:

According to the authorities, the products were sold throughout Switzerland and, according to media reports, probably also reached Germany.

Products should not be consumed

In healthy adults, the infection usually runs unnoticed or takes a harmless course with flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle pain or vomiting and diarrhoea, explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL).

Listeria are bacteria that can cause the disease “listeriosis”.

According to experts, a listeria infection during pregnancy “can lead to miscarriage or the child can be born with blood poisoning or meningitis.

However, according to the BLV, immunocompromised persons can develop “a series of severe symptoms with, under certain circumstances, a fatal outcome”.

Important note:
This article contains only general information and must not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.

It cannot replace a visit to a doctor.

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