The Rhineland-Palatinate state investigation office (LUA) warns of EHEC germs that have been found in various organic sprout products. They could be contaminated with EHEC bacteria.
The vegetable supplier Healthy Powerfood is recalling several sprout products with the Bioland seal. The plant germs are sold in the organic shops “basic” and “Denns Biomarkt”. All states are affected.
The following sprouts with a best before date of October 29, 2018 are being recalled:
– Alfalfa sprouts
– Sprouts salad mix
– Sprouts gourmet
– Sprouts on the bread
Sprouts from Healthy Powerfood: Please do not eat them!
Product controls in the laboratory found Escheria coli bacteria that produce the microbial toxin verotoxin. The bacteria can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. Serious disease progression can occur, especially in babies, small children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system. An infection with such EHEC bacteria is notifiable.
If you have bought one of the products, you should not eat the sprouts. If there are signs of an EHEC infection, you should go to the doctor and point out a possible infection with E. coli bacteria. However, it is not necessary to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms.
Attention: Only last week there was a recall of a raw milk cheese. EHEC bacteria were also found here.