Bern, 06.07.2021 – The Dutch authorities have informed the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (FSVO), via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), of the presence of salmonella in a mustard seed delivery. These have been used in Switzerland in various products that the FSVO recommends not to consume, as a health risk cannot be excluded. The outlets concerned immediately removed the implicated items from their shelves and ordered a recall.
How can these products be dangerous?
Salmonella are bacteria (called “zoonotic agents”) that are pathogenic to humans and animals. In humans, they can trigger gastrointestinal upset with fever, as well as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain within 6 to 72 hours after consumption. People who have consumed a contaminated product are advised to consult a doctor in the event of the appearance of the aforementioned symptoms.
Which products are affected?
Here are the 5 incriminated articles:
Item, brand: “Yellow mustard”, 70 g, JC Fridlin 1775
Batch number: L066736A
Date of minimum durability: 02.2025
On sale at: Jelmoli, Zurich
Article: “Senf gelb ganz”, Herboristeria (Ebikon)
Packaging: 100 g paper bags
Lot number: 22302-1
Date of minimum durability: December 2023 to June 2024
On sale in various pharmacies and drugstores in German-speaking Switzerland
Item, brand: “LeChef Grill Burger”, 43 g
Article No: 1062.919
Date of minimum durability: 05.2023
On sale at: Migros
Item, brand: “White mustard, grains”, 50 g, Migros
Article No: 1062.861
Date of minimum durability: 01.2024
On sale at: Migros
Article, brand: “Sultans Fancy Rub”, “Gewürzhändlerei zum scharfen Sultan”
Packaging: sachets of 82 g + doses of 42 g
Lot number: L066685
Date of minimum durability: 05.2024
On sale in markets and in the online store
What should affected consumers do?
FSVO recommends not to consume these products and to eliminate them.
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