Dangerous bacteria detected in cold meat. Check if you have it at home and throw it away immediately

Dangerous bacteria detected in cold meat.  Check if you have it at home and throw it away immediately

The Chief Sanitary Inspector (GIS) issued another announcement. This time it warns consumers against products made from pork. Listeria, a health-threatening bacterium, was detected in it.

The Chief Sanitary Inspector decided to withdraw a batch of dried pork from the market. This decision is related to the information received by the GIS from the Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes was found in the product. It is a health-threatening pathogen.

Contaminated meat – details of the recalled batch

The decision of the Chief Sanitary Inspector concerns a food product produced in Croatia. The release provided more details about it:

Product name: Pečenica, 90 g, DOBRO brand

  • Lot number: 24-00807

  • Date of minimum durability: 03/08/2024

  • Manufacturer: ŽITO doo Đakovština 3, Osijek, 31000 Croatia

All entities that introduced contaminated meat to the market have already taken the necessary actions to withdraw it immediately. They are supervised by the State Sanitary Inspection.

Why is it dangerous to eat contaminated meat?

Consumption of contaminated meat products may lead to development listeriosis. Illness can give flu-like symptoms. Fever often occurs, accompanied by chills and muscle pain, as well as digestive system problems (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, etc.). In some cases, the bacteria can also attack the nervous system and lead to meningitis, encephalitis, and even sepsis, also known as sepsis.

Listeriosis threatens primarily small children, seniors, patients with immunodeficiencies and chronic diseases. It is also very dangerous for pregnant women. It may lead to miscarriage, premature birth, fetal death or the development of congenital listeriosis in the newborn. Healthy adults who do not suffer from any chronic diseases and have no health problems usually undergo the infection asymptomatically.

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