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Recall of a Batch of Co-op Sliced Pepperoni Due to Presence of E.coli O157

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.20
Product Identification: Co-op Sliced Pepperoni, pack size: 70g, approval number: DE NW 20158 EG
Batch Code Use by date: 19.05.2020
Country Of Origin: Germany

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Co-op is recalling a batch of its Sliced Pepperoni due to the detection of E.coli O157.


Co-op is recalling the above batch of its Sliced Pepperoni due to the detection of E.coli O157.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), also known as Verocytotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC), are a specific group of E. coli.  While most E. coli are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans, STEC produce a powerful toxin which can cause severe illness. Symptoms include abdominal cramps and diarrhoea which is sometimes bloody. Usually there is little or no fever, and patients recover within 5 to 10 days.  In some people however, particularly children under 5 years of age and the elderly, the infection can cause a complication called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), in which the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys can stop working properly.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Sliced pepperoni