The manufacturer “Deutsche Milchkontor GmbH” has launched reduced-fat milk from numerous German discounters back. In the products of a dangerous germ is. What’s the bacterium and what are the health dangers it brings, you can find here.
Because several batches of reduced fat milk contaminated with a dangerous germ, the manufacturer is “Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH” together with "Fude Serrahn Milchprodukte" in many German disco-selling milk brands in stores called back. FOCUS Online explains what bacteria is behind the recall and what are the health dangers of the germ.
The list of affected products can be found here.
What is the bacterium?
The milk is, according to the manufacturer’s instructions with water germ "Aeromonas" the genera "hydrophila" and "caviae" infected. The genus Aeromonas belongs to the family of Aeromonadaceae. It is a heterotrophic, gram negative and rod-shaped germ.
The bacterium survives both in aerobic as well as anaerobic environments, and uses different types of sugar, such as gelatin and hemoglobin for its metabolism. The germ-forming acid.
The bacteria are very resistant, they can survive large temperature tolerances of up to 45 degrees Celsius. Therefore, they defy both the temperatures in the refrigerator as well as easier to heat. Only in case of strong Heat from the die.
The germ is found mainly in fresh and brackish water. He device circuit via contaminated bathing water in the blood, it can cause dangerous skin diseases.
The bacterium is taken up, however, about the food, it is for healthy people are rather harmless. It can stomach to intestinal symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, and many people no symptoms showed an infection but.
For whom the bacterium is especially dangerous?
Dangerous the bacteria can be, however, for people whose immune system is already weakened. Children belong to the risk group.
According to information from the Cantonal laboratory of Zurich, two forms of gastroenteritis can be brought infections with Aeromonas hydrophila in connection. On the one hand, a Cholera-like shape with watery diarrhea, on the other hand, a Form that causes bloody mucoid diarrhea.
In immunocompromised, as the bacterium via the gastro-intestinal tract also get into the bloodstream and blood poisoning.
How often infections in Germany?
The bacterium is found in Germany mainly in contaminated waters, foods are more likely to be charged rarely with the seed. "In comparison to other pathogenic organisms such as Salmonella or Campylobacter, plays Aeromonas hydrophila with regard to infection in humans, a child Rolle", Swiss scientists at the Zurich Cantonal laboratory explain.
As an American study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that infected tourists in other countries, only very rarely with the pathogen.
In the case of disease outbreaks due to Aeromonas hydrophila especially oysters and other seafood, fillets of fish, snails, and egg salad as the source of infection were previously responsible.
Note: For consumer is the biggest risk, if cooked foods with raw, contaminated Material (food, cutting boards, etc.) come into contact. Therefore, the rate of food must always be such as is prescribed to be sufficiently heated and cooked and stored. In General: Wash hands several times and clean cuts, scratches and wounds.
What is the germ?
In the case of gastro-intestinal complaints Concerned should ensure your fluid balance back to balance. In consultation with a doctor should also be treatment with antibiotics.
What is the consumption amount of the bacterium is dangerous, is not confirmed according to DKM, scientific, and depends on physical factors such as the age, Constitution and pre-existing conditions.
Another consumption should not take place. Instead, the goods should be opened or to be brought unopened to the food dealer from whom you purchased. The cost will then be refunded, even if customer can’t provide a receipt more.
How did the bacteria in the milk?
The Aeromonas organism is an environment, water germ, he can survive. On request from FOCUS-Online, the Deutsche milchkontor explained that a defective sealing of a production plant had caused the multiplication of the germ.
The production is immediately stopped to become known, and the defective part of the machinery has been replaced. Subsequently, additional cleaning had been carried out, the production was given to the discretion of the manufacturer according to the 30.09.2019 again.
It was discovered the germ, however, only at the 10.10.2019. The manufacturer shall promptly notify the competent veterinary office, as well as its trading partners, the consumption of warning uttered, and the recall initiated.
A contamination with the germ is everywhere possible, where food and water come in contact with. In milk, the bacterium is not, however.
"Whether H – or fresh milk production, the milk is heated and pasteurized. All the germs are usually abgetötet", Hans-Jürgen Seufferlein from the dairy Association of the Bavarian declared. "I, myself, am for decades in the dairy business – this is something I’ve never experienced."
Ask the customer service the dairy company, DMK Group answered: Tel. 0251-2656 7371 or by E-Mail: [email protected]
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