Sold at Aldi: Recalls for organic spice mixes due to Salmonella germs

On sale at Aldi: recall of spice mixes due to suspected Salmonella
Merschbrock-Wiese Gewürz GmbH has started a recall for several organic spice blends. In some products, salmonella was found due to an ingredient (fennel). These bacteria can cause diarrhea and other health problems.

Recall for spices due to Salmonella
As a precaution, Merschbrock-Wiese Gewürz GmbH from Rietberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) warns against the consumption of organic spices of the "Gut Bio" & "Bio" brands. Since salmonella was found in some products due to an ingredient (fennel), the company has started a recall for various spice mixtures. The affected product was sold in branches of Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd.

Marketed at Aldi Nord under the "Gut Bio" product line
The following products are affected by the recall of goods and are marketed at Aldi Nord under the "Gut Bio" product line:
-Bio fennel ground BBD: 10/17/2019 & BBD: 3/1/2020
-Bio Ras el Hanout fine spice mix BBD: 10/17/2019
-Bio Curry Madras fine spice mix Best before: 11.11.2019
-Bio Asia Wok fine spice preparation best before: 01.03.2020
These items were sold in all Aldi Nord branches.

Marketed by Aldi Süd under the "Bio" product line
Also affected by the recall are spices that are marketed by Aldi Süd under the product line: "Organic":
-Bio Ras el Hanout fine spice mix BBD: 02.2020
-Bio Curry Madras fine spice mix BBD: 02.2020
-Bio Asia Wok fine spice preparation BBD: 02.2020
The above articles were sold regionally in some Aldi Süd branches.

Do not consume the affected goods
The company advises that the above-mentioned articles should no longer be used or consumed.

Other varieties and articles of the manufacturer ,, Merschbrock-Wiese ”, as well as other articles traded under the“ Gut Bio ”&“ Bio ”brand are not affected.

"Still existing packs of the mentioned articles, with the corresponding best-before date, can of course be returned at the place of purchase against reimbursement of the purchase price," writes the spice manufacturer.

Bacteria cause gastrointestinal infections
Salmonella can cause uncomfortable gastrointestinal infections (salmonellosis).

The disease usually occurs a few hours to days after the infection and manifests itself primarily through sudden onset diarrhea, abdominal pain, malaise, weakness and headache.

In some cases, there is also vomiting and a slight fever, as well as pain during bowel movements and mucus or blood in the stool.

The symptoms usually go away on their own after a few hours or days. Infants, young children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system can lose their fluids due to diarrhea and vomiting.

Anyone who has eaten such spices and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical help and point out a possible Salmonella infection. (ad)

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