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Recall: Noroviruses in frozen raspberries detected during tests


Dangerous viruses found in frozen raspberries from Poland
Noroviruses were discovered in frozen raspberries from Poland. Among other things, the dangerous germs can cause severe vomiting diarrhea. Affected berries should therefore never be consumed.

Dangerous germs in frozen raspberries
According to a report from the internet portal "produktwarnung.eu", noroviruses in frozen raspberries from Poland are currently being warned. The pathogen was therefore found in a sample. Several EU member states are affected, including Germany. Eating foods that are contaminated with dangerous germs can lead to serious health problems.

Noroviruses in frozen goods from Poland
Dangerous noroviruses have been discovered in frozen raspberries from Poland, which have been distributed in various EU countries.

This is reported by the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) on its website.

According to media reports, a recall campaign has been launched for the affected fruit. The states are affected: Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Since, according to “produktwarnung.eu”, no information that can be used by end users - such as possible sales outlets or private labels - is provided via the RASFF, the recommendation should be to currently refrain from frozen raspberries from Poland.

Serious health risk
Infection with noroviruses usually causes violent diarrhea, nausea and vomiting in people.

In addition, there is often a strong feeling of illness with muscle and abdominal pain, occasionally with a slight fever and headache.

The severe vomiting diarrhea can lead to dehydration, which can be manifested by a pronounced feeling of weakness or dizziness.

In young children and the elderly, as well as sick or weak people, the infections can sometimes be severe and occasionally even fatal.

In order to prevent infection with the dangerous noroviruses, frozen raspberries from Poland should currently be avoided. It is also fundamentally important to pay attention to conscientious hygiene. (ad)

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