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Germany, Massive milk recall due to bacteria

Deutsche Milch kontor DMK and Fude + Serrahn have launched a large-scale recall of fresh low-fat milk in supermarkets and discounters. During routine checks had been found that “individual items” were contaminated with the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila / caviae, the companies said this could lead to health problems such as diarrhoea. Affected are private labels of chains such as Aldi, Lidl, Edeka and Rewe.

The nutrition expert of the consumer centre Bremen, Sonja Pannenbecker, warned against drinking the milk: “Consumers should not drink these in any case and can return the purchased packaging in the store.”

Aeromonas hydrophila and Aeromonas caviae are two species of a closely related group, called by species-genus. Aeromonas species are typically found in fresh and brackish water. The group includes several toxin-producing pathogens for humans and certain animals, such as fish.


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