German meat plant linked to Listeria outbreak stops production


By Joe Whitworth, Food Safety News by Marler Clark

October 4, 2019


Production at a German meat company linked to a Listeria outbreak has temporarily been shut down by authorities.


Officials in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district of Germany closed the production facility of Wilke Waldecker Fleisch-und Wurstwaren in Twistetal, Berndorf. The company has recalled all of its products except canned food as investigations in Germany indicate a link to a foodborne outbreak caused by Listeria in chilled sausages.


German media reported two people have died and about 40 other infections are under investigation. An Robert Koch Institute (RKI) spokeswoman told Food Safety News that the agency does not comment on acute incidents since the local public authorities are in charge.


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