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

BLV

Bern, January 7th, 2021 – Listeria were detected on corn kernels as part of internal controls. These corn kernels were used in various salad products for Migros. A health hazard cannot be ruled out. Migros immediately withdrew 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 immuno-compromised 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?

M-Budget mixed salad

Migros item number: 1310.200

To be used up to and lot number: 07.01.2021 (xxx / 17) and 08.01.2021 (xxx / 17)

· Points of sale: Cooperative Lucerne, Cooperative Basel and Migros Online

M-Classic Saladbowl Chicken

Migros item number: 1303.233

· To be used up to and lot no. 07.01.2021 (xxx / 17) and 08.01.2021 (xxx / 17)

· Points of sale: Cooperative Eastern Switzerland, Cooperative Basel and Outlet Dierikon

Anna’s Best Mediterranean Salad

Migros item number: 1310-234

· To be used up to and lot no. 07.01.2021 (xxx / 17) and 08.01.2021 (xxx / 17)

· Points of sale: Cooperative Lucerne and Cooperative Basel

Anna’s Best Holiday Salad

Migros item number: 1310-208

· To be used up to and lot no. 01/07/2021 (xxx / 17)

· Points of sale: Cooperative Lucerne, Cooperative Basel and Migros Online

Fine salad

Migros item number: 1303.203

· To be used up to and lot no. 07.01.2021 (xxx / 17) and 08.01.2021 (xxx / 17)

· Points of sale: Basel cooperative

Anna’s best saladbowl country

Migros item number: 1303.243

· To be used up to and lot no. 07.01.2021 (xxx / 17) and 08.01.2021 (xxx / 17)

· Points of sale: Cooperative Lucerne, Cooperative Eastern Switzerland, Cooperative Ticino, Cooperative Basel and Cooperative Zurich

Anna’s Best Saladbowl Thon

Migros item number: 1303.246

To be used by and lot 07.01.2021 (xxx / 17) and 08.01.2021 (xxx / 17)

Points of sale: Cooperative Lucerne, Cooperative Basel, Cooperative Eastern Switzerland, Cooperative Ticino, Cooperative Zurich and Migros Online)

 

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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