There is currently a recall for two different milk brands because a risk of infection through consumption cannot be ruled out. The affected products were immediately taken off the market.
The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has published two different milk recalls that expressly warn of “microbiological deviations” and the associated risk of infection. Consumption is strongly discouraged.
Which milk is affected?
The current recall affects milk from Molkerei Weihenstephan GmbH, which was sold throughout Central Europe, as well as milk from the manufacturer Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH, which was only sold in EDEKA branches in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
The following products and their respective best-before dates are affected:
- Weihenstephan fresh milk 1.5% fat (1 liter) with the best before date October 6th, 2023 and October 8th, 2023
- Weihenstephan fresh milk 1.5% fat (0.5 liters) with the best before date October 7th, 2023
- Sachsenmilch Fresh milk 1.5% fat (1 liter) with the best before date October 8th, 2023
Risk of infection due to “microbiological deviations”
Both manufacturers report in identical reports that self-examinations revealed “microbiological deviations” that can trigger infections.
“Particularly in vulnerable groups of people (infants, small children, pregnant women, seniors and people with a weakened immune system), these can potentially be serious,” warn the manufacturers.
For reasons of consistent consumer protection, they reacted immediately and had the milk in question withdrawn from sale. In addition, the technical problem that caused it has already been resolved.
Customers who have already purchased the milk are advised not to consume it. Instead, the milk can be handed in at the point of sale and the purchase price can be exchanged or refunded even without a receipt.
However, the manufacturers do not specify which microbiological deviations are involved, so that an assessment of the risk remains difficult and it is unclear which possible symptoms or warning signs should be paid attention to after consuming the milk. (fp)