Rewe meat recall for listeria in roast pork

Rewe meat recall for listeria in roast pork

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Recall from Rewe: Listeria in pork roast found to be hazardous to health

Golßener Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. Produktions KG from Golßen in Brandenburg has started a recall for the product “Wilhelm Brandenburg Roast Pork with Juniper from the Back”. Health-endangering listeria were discovered in the meat sold at Rewe.

The Golßener Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. Produktions KG from Golßen (Brandenburg) is calling the product "Wilhelm Brandenburg Roast pork with juniper from the back", 100g, with the expiration date: 08/18/2019 and the EAN: 4388860375978, foil pack, under a protective atmosphere packed, back. According to the company, Listeria monocytogenes is positive. The pathogen, which is hazardous to health, was identified during a self-check.

Ingestion is not recommended

"A health hazard cannot be ruled out with absolute certainty," says a statement published on the Rewe website. And: "We strongly advise against eating the affected product." According to the information, the goods have already been taken out of sale.

Markets in the federal states of Brandenburg, Berlin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Thuringia, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Hesse and Bavaria are affected. Customers can return the product to the respective Rewe store and receive the purchase price - even without presenting the receipt.

Severe illnesses possible

Listeria are bacteria that can cause so-called “listeriosis” in humans. "The elderly, in particular, have an increased risk of developing listeriosis, older people, people with reduced immune defenses (mostly caused by a serious underlying disease such as tumors or long-term use of immunosuppressive drugs), as well as pregnant women and newborns," explains the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) on his website.

According to the experts, serious illnesses can lead to blood poisoning and inflammation of the brain and / or meninges that are life-threatening. In pregnant women who often show no or only flu-like symptoms such as fever, fatigue and muscle pain, the infection can also pass on to the unborn child and lead to premature birth or miscarriage.

"In healthy people who do not belong to any of the risk groups, the intake of large amounts of Listeria can lead to severe, feverish, but usually self-limiting gastrointestinal inflammation with diarrhea and vomiting," writes the BfR. (ad)

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.


  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR): Listeriosis: Rare but dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women and people with reduced immune defense, (accessed: August 15, 2019), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

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