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

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2020.20

Product:

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

Message:

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:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Sliced pepperoni