Recall in the case of Real and Rewe markets: Salmonella in sunflower seeds discovered

Sunflower seeds-recall expanded

The Maryland dry-Vertriebs GmbH fruit gets several items with sunflower seeds, which were offered at Real and Rewe. For controls, of Salmonella have been discovered. It can therefore not be excluded that harmful germs are in the other articles. First of all, the only Real was affected by the recall. Now, REWE, returns to nationwide the sunflower seeds. Of the consumption is strongly discouraged.

At Real, it is the sunflower seeds of the brand “real Quality”. The affected products were offered in 500 gram and 1000 gram package and have the date of minimum durability may 2020. In the case Rewe, the sunflower seeds have been offered under the name “Maryland sunflower seeds”. Package size, and the date of minimum durability of the articles concerned are identical with those of Real.

In the case of routine inspections, Salmonella was discovered

“In the routine control of a single bag of Salmonella were detected,” writes the manufacturer, Maryland, in a customer information on the part of Rewe. For this reason, health effects could not be excluded from the consumption. The product concerned was immediately removed from the sale. Anyone who has bought the affected products, could pass these in the market. The purchase price will be refunded.

How to recognize a Salmonella infection?

Also, the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety, warns on its Portal “” before consuming the products. Salmonella are illness-causing bacteria. You can like shock, diarrhea, headache, abdominal pain, fever, General malaise, Nausea and vomiting. The symptoms can remain for several days there. The first complaints show six to 72 hours after consumption.

How dangerous is Salmonella?

As the Federal centre for health education reported, can lead to gradients of a Salmonella infection in rare cases, to severe disease. This can lead to complications such as blood poisoning (Sepsis) and a very high fever. In the worst case could occur a life-threatening circulatory collapse or kidney failure. In very rare cases, Salmonella poisoning can be lethal. Particularly infants, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at risk. (vb)
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