The Ministry knew for two months of the Listeria findings in Wilke

The Hessian Ministry of consumer protection was informed two months ago about the Listeria findings in the company Wilke. The response of the Ministry to the consumer protection organisation foodwatch.

It says: "12. August 2019 was informed the technical Department of the HMULKV by the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL) by E-Mail that the data carried out were analyses of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), that sausage article of the sausage producer, Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH & Co. KG, are suspected to be Listeria – sequence Cluster-type Sigma of 1, included."

In the further course of the Ministry, what further measures were then taken, describes. The Public was only on 2. October on the case and the closure of the operation have been informed.

The local authorities, the case was already much longer known. “The first indications we received in March,” said a spokesman for the district to FOCUS Online. At that time Listeria had been a Wilke-product in Hamburg established. Since then, the operation had been monitored: “We are constantly been there and have taken samples.”

More information in the news Ticker of FOCUS Online

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