They extend the alert for listeria to all the meat of the German firm ‘Wilke’

The health authorities have decided on Tuesday to extend the health alert for an outbreak of listeria to all meat products sold by a German brand, after this Monday warned about products affected only in a range.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) announced yesterday the decision of the competent health authorities in Germany to withdraw only a range of meat from the brand ‘Wilke’ with oval seal DE EV 203 EG.

Following this warning, this Tuesday has extended the alert to all products of said brand “manufactured at the company Wilke Waldecker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG, of all expiration dates and preferential consumption that are in the market”, Highlights in a statement.

AESAN clarifies that the German authorities have not indicated a list of affected products, but that the alert affects all products of that brand with that oval seal.

Recommends to consumers that they can have products of this brand at home that refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase.

“With the available information, taking into account that there is a wide distribution of products by different European countries, new redistributions in Spain are not disposable,” he adds in the note.

The agency recalls the importance of pregnant women carrying out appropriate food hygiene practices and taking into account the list of foods that should be avoided during pregnancy because they are associated with certain biological hazards (among which listeria monocytogenes stands out).

Likewise, Aesan also emphasizes the importance of extreme hygiene measures to avoid cross contamination to other products.

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