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Sausage scandal in Hessen,: 2 Deaths due to Listeria – company closed, a world-wide recall

The veterinary office of the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg, the company Wilke sausage were closed in Twistetal-Berndorf. Reason two deaths, of the products of the company in connection are. The probability is, according to the Robert Koch Institute in 99.6 percent of the death cases are due to Listeria in pizza salami and a sausage of the company. Now, the company has applied for insolvency. Further developments in the News Ticker.

Foodwatch criticises: Wilke-Wurst-products in the Cologne clinic on a public holiday, more output

15.14 PM: The recall of sausage products from the manufacturer Wilke, due to a possible contamination with the dangerous Listeria has not been sufficiently spread. So, according to information provided by food watch in the rehab facility “UniReha“ of the University hospital of Cologne still on holiday (3. October) for Breakfast affected by this recall Wilke-products to patients spent. This was reported by a consumer organisation, from several independent sources.

For the food not the hospital, but a Caterer is aware of food watch responsible. It must now be clarified whether and when these had received the information about the recall.

The consumer organisation has yet to be reached, a further note on the alleged re-sale of the Wilke-products according to the public recall, could not verify this, however.

“We expect the Hessen authorities with information as to whether the Wilke supplied companies were directly informed about the recall. This is urgently needed so that large-scale kitchens, Restaurants, sausage, libraries, or hospitals may be hazardous to health products does not continue to spread“, said food watch chief Executive Martin Rücker.

Two days after the closure of the production of Wilke, the company and the competent authorities that there is still no lists of sales and may present the recall affected products and brands, according to the consumer organisation “an utter scandal“.

Wilke-sausage products went under a different name in the trade

Update: 4.10.19, 14.54 PM: Contrary to the depiction by the authorities was, apparently, but the meat of the because germinate the closed sausage manufacturer Wilke, among other things, the name sells. You have all the products in the Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH is out of the range, said a spokeswoman for the wholesaler Metro on Friday. Including Metro were own brands. Authorities had previously been detected in other products of Wilke multiple Listeria germs. They bring out two deaths in southern Hesse in connection with this.

The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg, as the Supervisory authority, had stated on Wednesday that there is no Wilke-Were under a different name. Therefore, no list of products was needed, which are currently being launched worldwide. The consumer organisation foodwatch criticises the and had stated that Wilke was also the manufacturer of some products, Metro’s own brand, "Aro" dispel.

Metro stressed, to be on its own Initiative become. Already on Wednesday you have taken prior to Arrival of the callback, all of the Wilke-products from the shelves, and the customer is directly informed. Metro take, in addition, own brands additional samples. Here, Wilke has not been in the last six months is striking.

What is known so far

Stand 4.10.19, 14.30 PM: What, so far As the "Hessisch-Niedersächsische Allgemeine" (HNA) reported the deaths of two older people from the state of Hesse. 37 other diseases will be triggered by the Wilke-products, the newspaper writes. All the products of the company, with the exception of full – canned food worldwide is called back. Wilke supplies in Germany, mainly Restaurants and large supermarkets kitchens but. The company will send your Goods according to "HNA" also in many countries outside of Europe. 200 employees are affected by the closure of the 80-year-old company. The responsible district administrator says &quot the sheet:;As it goes for the employees, is completely unclear." But given no other Option.

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Wilke has applied for insolvency proceedings

The company is also in economic difficulties. Wilke had applied for the opening of preliminary insolvency proceedings, said a spokesman of the district court of Korbach on Friday. In such a procedure would be examined whether the conditions for the implementation of insolvency available to process.

The company goes to a village butcher’s shop more than 80 years ago. The company has to Pay on its website around 200 employees and exports Goods worldwide.

The consumer Ministry has now confirmed that Wilke has also supplied customers in the Saarland. The &quot reported;SR". Detail information, to whom, Wilke has provided, not admit it yet.