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Recall for tens of thousands of eggs: diarrhea germs discovered in free-range eggs


Inspectors detect health-endangering bacteria on eggshells
The Regensburg-based company Axvitalis GmbH is currently recalling several batches of free-range eggs. As the company reports, as part of a routine check, Campylopacter bacteria were found on the shell of some eggs. These can cause contagious diarrhea.

Multiple batches of free-range eggs affected
During a routine check, bacteria were detected on the shell of free-range eggs from Axvitalis GmbH. According to a message from the company, these are Campylobacter bacteria, which were found on the shell of only one, fewer eggs with the designation "Fresh free-range eggs".

10 or 6 packs (packing station number DE-093020 on the best-before date) with the best-before date (best before) of August 12, 13 and 14, 2016 are affected, according to the information.

In terms of preventive consumer protection, the bottom-left has therefore decided to take the goods with the above-mentioned key data from the market as a precaution. Other articles and eggs with other best before dates are not affected.

Customers who have purchased the relevant products could return the eggs or the empty packaging to the shop where they were purchased without a receipt for a refund of the purchase price. A service hotline has also been set up for those affected at 0941 / 3078817-60.

Campylobacter infection leads to diarrhea and abdominal cramps
Campylobacter bacteria can cause contagious diarrhea. Infection with Campylobacter usually begins with fever, a pronounced feeling of illness, muscle and headache. Later, there is typically severe abdominal pain, cramps, nausea and diarrhea.

The disease is usually without complications, but in very rare cases, rheumatic arthritis, meningitis or neurological disorders can also occur. (No)

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