Recall: Salmonella detected in flour
The company Pure Natural Food SA from Switzerland has started a recall for the tiger nut flour “Back to roots”. According to the company, salmonella was detected in the product. These bacteria can lead to health problems. The flour should not be consumed.
As the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) reports on its website, the company Pure Natural Food SA has launched a recall for the tiger nut flour “Back to roots” because it is contaminated with health-endangering salmonella.
Health hazard cannot be excluded
According to the information, “back to roots” salmonella were detected in the tiger nut flour during controls.
The company Pure Natural Food SA immediately ordered a recall. This affects the tiger nut flour “Back to roots”, packaging 360 grams, with the best before date): 08/30/2021. The product was sold at Hima la Vie, Romanel-sur-Lausanne and in various pharmacies.
Since a health hazard cannot be ruled out, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) recommends that consumers not consume the flour and dispose of it.
Fever and indigestion
As the FSVO explains, Salmonella are bacteria (zoonotic pathogens) that cause diseases in humans and animals.
In humans, fever and indigestion such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain may develop within six to 72 hours of ingestion.
According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), these symptoms can last for several days.
As a rule, the disease heals after a few days without medical treatment, but people who have consumed this product are asked to consult a doctor if the symptoms mentioned occur. (ad)
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