Among the measures taken includes a recall for the Délifin brand “Rosbif cuit” 100g package distributed by Aldi Luxembourg
Authorities in Luxembourg are taking precautions to ensure contaminated products are withdrawn from local food outlets following the recent listeria outbreaks in neighbouring Germany and the Netherlands.
Measures taken include a recall for the Délifin brand “Rosbif cuit” 100g package distributed by Aldi Luxembourg. Most of the packages had been removed before being sold, although a small quantity had made their way to end consumers.
There had not been any illnesses reported in the grand duchy linked to the products, according to a communiqué issued by Luxembourg’s ministry of consumer protection on Monday.
Nevertheless, local authorities have good reason to take precautions. As Deutsche Welle reported on Saturday, there had been 2 deaths and 37 cases of Listeria-related illness in the German state of Hesse. The cause was suspected to have been tainted meat products from the company Wilke, which is simultaneously undergoing insolvency.
In the Netherlands, 3 individuals had died due to listeria infections, and one woman said she had miscarried due to similar circumstances, The Brussels Times reported. In those cases all were believed to have eaten Offerman products. The German and Netherlands cases are not, however, suspected to be linked.
As Luxembourg’s ministry of consumer protection stated on Monday, a small quantity of the Wilke and Offerman products had made their way to food outlets in the grand duchy but authorities had been in contact with concerned establishments to verify they were in compliance with recall measures.
“According to the information currently available to authorities, direct distribution of these products to the end consumer hasn’t taken place,” it added.