Greek sheep's cheese loaded with listeria

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Listeria discovered in Greek sheep's cheese

As the Ministry of Consumer Protection in Baden-Württemberg announced, the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes was detected in Greek Manouri sheep cheese. It is expressly warned against consumption.

Sheep cheese contaminated with listeria was sold in the Freiburg area. During quality controls, listeria were discovered in Greek Manouri sheep cheese, which was sold in the Freiburg region. According to the ministry, the sheep's cheese concerned is "MANOURI" sheep's cheese, Greek whey protein cheese, double cream level, 200g with a best before date 21.09.2012. As far as known, the product was sold in the following retail stores: Hiebers Lädele, Gartenstr. 1, 79639 Grenzach-Wyhlen, Migros Lörrach, Am Alten Markt 4, 79539 Lörrach, Migros Freiburg, Auf der Zinnen, 79098 Freiburg and Hiebers Fresh Center, Römerstr. 65, 79576 Weil am Rhein.

The Ministry strongly advises against eating the sheep's cheese, since the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can trigger the disease listeriosis. The symptoms are similar to those of a seasonal flu. After an incubation period, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting usually occur in those affected. The course of the infectious disease is usually harmless. However, older people, pregnant women, infants and people with a generally weakened immune system are particularly at risk. Especially during pregnancy, the listeria can be dangerous because it can cause fetal death or premature birth. People with a weakened immune system have an increased risk because the infection in the body can spread to several organs and cause severe inflammation of the meninges. (ag)

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