Flour recall! Manufacturer warns of serious gastrointestinal diseases – product sold nationwide (SALMONELLA RISK)


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A manufacturer recalls its tiger nut flour due to contamination. The product can cause gastrointestinal disorders. The contamination was discovered during inspections by the authorities.

Because of the danger of salmonella, borchers fine food GmbH is recalling two batches of tiger nut flour. The company from Lower Saxony has determined during official controls that they could be contaminated with salmonella. Find out more about the flour recall below.

Flour Recall! Do not use this product!

Lebensmittelwarnung.de warned on Friday that affected products have come onto the market, according to borchers fine food GmbH. Affected products have already been taken off the market. Salmonella can cause severe stomach and intestinal diseases.

Product name: Ground almond flour finely ground

Manufacturer (distributor): borchers fine food GmbH & Co. KG, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 3, 28876 Oyten

Reason for warning: detection of salmonella

Affected German states: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt

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What are salmonella?

Salmonella are rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria that cause salmonellosis in humans. Due to their pronounced resistance and adaptability, Salmonella are often the cause of food-borne gastrointestinal diseases in Germany.

What are the symptoms of salmonellosis?

The first symptoms of salmonellosis appear after 12 to 36 hours. These are short and severe diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache and general malaise. In most cases there will be a mild fever. If the disease is severe, bloody diarrhea and high fever can occur.

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Tiger nut flour recall – what is tiger nut flour anyway?

Tigernuts can stimulate the intestinal activity and thus support digestion. Therefore, tiger nuts are used for constipation, for example.

Tigernuts contain a lot of fiber. They are therefore very filling and help with cravings. Tigernuts do not belong to almonds or nuts in the botanical sense, but to Cyprus grasses.

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All you need to remember about why the tiger nut flour was recalled

Everything about Salmonella

Key factorsWhat you need to know
TransmissionContaminated foodInfected peopleInfected pets and farm animals
Food at particular riskIn particular, animal foods, especially eggs, raw meatPlant-based foods, e.g. seedlings, spices, dried mushrooms
PreventionMaintain the cold chainSufficient heating of the food before consumptionAvoidance of cross-contaminationHygiene rules
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