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The Wilke unit of the next meat-operating under Listeria is suspected

After the scandal around the deadly bacteria in Wilke-Wurst, there is a new listeriosis outbreak in Germany. Under suspicion: a meat processing company in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

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Already in January, the dangerous bacteria of the type Pi 4 had been found in the affected operating in a production plant. Two years ago, the Listeria strain was found there in the course of official routine control in a food.

Authorities spokeswoman Isabel Kling to "Image on Sonntag": “The competent consumer Minister Peter Hauck has immediately initiated an intensive investigation activities of the food control.”

15 Infected in seven provinces

On "Image on Sonntag"-The request was informed by the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI), it would have infected a total of 15 persons from seven States with the Listeria strain of this type. Spokeswoman Susanne Glasmacher: “Two patients are sent to deceased according to the competent health authorities as directly or indirectly to the risk of listeriosis.”