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Recall of a batch of Hosyaushka Shelled Sunflower Seeds due to presence of Salmonella

Wednesday, 05 June 2024

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2024.24
Product Identification: Hosyaushka Sonnenblumenkerne, geschält; shelled sunflower seeds; pack size: 250 g
Batch Code 229/23A; best before date: 30.04.2025
Country Of Origin: Bulgaria


The above batch of Hosyaushka Sonnenblumenkerne, geschält, shelled sunflower seeds, is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella.  Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the affected batch from sale and display recall notices at point-of-sale. 

Wholesalers/distributors are requested to contact their affected customers and recall the implicated batch and provide a point-of-sale recall notice to their retailer customers.  


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.