Sold by Rewe, Edeka and Co.: Eggs are recalled because of bacteria
Unser Land GmbH from the Bavarian town of Esting has started a recall for free-range eggs from producer Thomas Dinkel. According to the company, thermophilic Campylobacter spp. (C.coli) found. These bacteria can cause diarrhea.
The grocer Unser Land GmbH calls back chicken eggs from the producer Thomas Dinkel. The recall affects eggs of quality class A, weight class M / L, from free range, with the best before date 11.12.-18.12.19, packing station number: DE 09 1120 and the code on the egg: 2-DE-09-11232. According to the company, thermophilic Campylobacter spp. (C.coli) found.
Eggs were sold in the Fürstenfeldbruck and Starnberg districts
As the grocer explained in a message published by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety on his portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de", the eggs concerned were sold in the counties of Fürstenfeldbruck and Starnberg, through branches of the retail chains Rewe, Edeka and AEZ.
Bacteria can cause contagious diarrhea
"Campylobacter are bacteria that cause contagious diarrheal diseases," explains the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) on its "infektionsschutz.de" portal. The main source of infection for Campylobacter is the consumption of foods that are contaminated with these bacteria. "Infection from person to person via a smear infection is also possible," said the experts.
A Campylobacter disease usually manifests itself within a few days after infection with fever, headache and muscle pain, followed shortly afterwards by severe abdominal pain and cramps, nausea and diarrhea. According to the BZgA, the diarrhea can be mushy, very watery or even bloody. The disease usually lasts up to a week.
It usually runs without complications and the symptoms go away on their own. Many infections are completely without symptoms.
If symptoms are severe and persistent, see a doctor
In rare cases, rheumatic arthritis or meningitis can occur, or neurological diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can lead to symptoms of paralysis.
Especially infants, toddlers, seniors and people with a weakened immune system can develop serious illnesses. "Persons who have eaten this food and develop severe persistent symptoms should seek medical help and point out a possible Campylobacter infection," says the message from Unser Land GmbH.
Preventing medical treatment without symptoms is not a good idea. The company points out that appropriate hand and kitchen hygiene is important to avoid cross-contamination. After the eggs have cooked through (e.g. baking) there is no health risk.
Customers who have bought the item in question can return it to the respective shops for a refund of the purchase price - even without presenting the receipt. (ad)
Author and source information
This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.
- Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Food warning details, (accessed: November 27, 2019), lebensmittelwarnung.de
- lebensmittelwarnung.de: Press release from Unser Land GmbH: UNSER LAND GmbH calls back eggs from the producer Thomas Dinkel in the Fürstenfeldbruck and Starnberg districts, (accessed: November 27, 2019), lebensmittelwarnung.de
- Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA): CAMPYLOBACTER, (accessed: November 27, 2019), infektionsschutz.de