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Bacteria scare: German supermarkets recall several milk products

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Bacteria scare: German supermarkets recall several milk products
Check your milk before drinking it. Photo: DPA
09:16 CEST+02:00
Before you pour your milk today, look carefully at the packaging – because a Germany-wide recall on several products has been issued due to bacteria fears.

Supermarkets across Germany are recalling several low fat milk products over fears they could be contaminated by bacteria.

Large chains such as Edeka, Rewe, Lidl and Aldi are affected.

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The dairy groups DMK Group as well as Fude + Serrahn reported that routine checks of products showed abnormalities, with the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae detected. If consumed, this can lead to health issues such as diarrhoea.

The trading companies supplied with the milk have reacted accordingly and taken milk products that could be affected off the shelves.

The following products with the mark DE NW 508 EC (which is usually found on the side of the milk carton) and the specified minimum use by dates (Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum or MHD in German) are affected. Products with different ID marks are not affected.

If you have one of these products, you should not drink it and instead take it back to the supermarket you purchased it from, where you are entitled to a refund or replacement.

These are the milk products affected:

  • Metro Deutschland GmbH Aro Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019
  • ALDI Nord Milsani Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019/ 20.10.2019
  • ALDI SÜD Milfina Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 10.10.2019/ 14.10.2019
  • Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH & Co. KG K-Classic Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 14.10.2019/ 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019
  • Lidl GmbH & Co. KG Milbona Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 13.10.2019/ 14.10.2019/ 16.10.2019/ 18.10.2019
  • Bartels-Langness Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tip Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 14.10.2019/ 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019 Hofgut Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 18.10.2019
  • EDEKA Zentrale AG & Co. KG: GUT&GÜNSTIG Frische Fettarme Milch ESL 1,5 % Fett (1 Liter) with the MHD 14.10.2019, 16.10.2019, 18.10.2019, 20.10.2019
  • Netto Marken-Discount AG & Co. KG: GUTES LAND Frische Fettarme Milch länger haltbar 1,5 % Fett (1 Liter) with the MHD 14.10.2019, 15.10.2019, 16.10.2019, 18.10.2019, 20.10.2019
  • REWE Markt GmbH: Ja! Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the  MHD 14.10.2019/ 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019/ 20.10.2019
  • Real GmbH: Tip Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 14.10.2019/ 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019

If you have any questions, contact the DMK Group's customer service on 0251 2656 7371 or by e-mailing dmk@buw.de.

 
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