The Hatzenstädt dairy cooperative is recalling an organic semi-hard cheese. The reason for the recall is the risk of listeria. The cheese can be dangerous, especially for pregnant women.
The Austrian company Bioalpin is recalling a semi-hard cheese from the Hatzenstädt organic dairy. According to a company statement, the cheese, which is sold under the names “Bio vom Berg – Tiroler Bio-Almbauernkäse” and “Hatzenstädter Almbauernkäse 25%”, is “not suitable for consumption”. Contamination by harmful Listeria was found during inspections.
The cheese was sold in Germany in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Lower
Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein.
Organic Almbauernkäse recalled
Manufacturer: Hatzenstädt dairy cooperative
Product: “Organic from the mountain – Tyrolean organic alpine farm cheese” or “Hatzenstadt alpine farm cheese 25%”
Best before date: 14.06, 18.06, 22.06, 29.06, 02.07, 09.07, 12.07, 20.07. and 24.07
Health hazard from Listeria
Customers can return the affected cheese to their shops for a refund of the purchase price, even without presenting the receipt.
Listeria can cause flu-like symptoms with fever and diarrhea. Pregnant women, small children and people with a weakened immune system are particularly at risk: Listeria can cause serious illnesses with blood poisoning and meningitis (“listeriosis”). Listeria can harm the unborn child in pregnant women. If pregnant women have consumed the product, they should therefore consult a doctor – even if there are no physical signs of Listeria infection.