Switzerland – Public warning: Listeria in corn kernels in salad products, sold at Denner

BLV

Bern, January 7th, 2021 – Listeria were detected on corn kernels as part of internal controls. These corn kernels were used in various Denner salad products. A health hazard cannot be ruled out. Denner immediately removed the affected products from the sale and started a recall.

What is the risk of the products?

An infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is usually mild or even without symptoms in people with an intact immune system. In immunocompromised people, a number of severe symptoms can develop with, under certain circumstances, fatal outcome. During pregnancy, Listeria infection can lead to a miscarriage or the child can be born with blood poisoning or meningitis.

Which products are affected?

Mixed salad 220 g

To be used until: 08.01.2021 and 09.01.2021

Mixed salad with chicken 220 g

To be consumed until 08.01.2021 and 09.01.2021

Rustico salad 200 g

To be consumed until 08.01.2021 and 09.01.2021

What should affected consumers do?

The FSVO recommends not to consume and dispose of the affected products.


Address for queries

Consumers:
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (
FSVO ) Infodesk
Tel. 058 463 30 33
info@blv.admin.ch

Journalists:
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO)
Media Office
Tel. 058 463 78 98
media@blv.admin .ch


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