Due to possible contamination with dangerous bacteria, a salami sold at Penny, Bringoo and Wolt is being recalled. The affected product should under no circumstances be consumed, as there is a risk of severe diarrhea and, in the worst case, further complications.
The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is currently informing about a recall for the “Best Moments Salami with Venison”, which was sold at Bringoo, Penny and Wolt. Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) bacteria were detected in the product.
This salami is affected
According to information from the BVL and the manufacturer, G. Pfitscher GmbH from Italy, only the product “Best Moments Salami with deer meat” in the 60 gram pack with the best-before date of January 5, 2024 and the lot number 42234 is affected by the recall.
As part of quality controls, VTEC was detected in individual products and, for reasons of preventive consumer protection, the product is being recalled as a precautionary measure, according to the manufacturer. They reacted immediately and had the affected product removed from sale.
Health risks when consumed
Furthermore, the recall strongly advises against consuming the affected product, as a health risk cannot be ruled out with complete certainty.
In fact, it is known that the detected VTEC can lead to fever, severe (possibly bloody) diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, but also to potentially life-threatening complications such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
Check symptoms with a doctor
If the salami has already been consumed and corresponding symptoms appear, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
According to the manufacturer, anyone who has already purchased the salami in question can return it to the respective purchase location and the purchase price will be refunded there, even without presenting the receipt. (fp)