Sausage scandal in Hesse, Germany: investigators search house of Wilke-chief

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.

20.28 clock: How the "Bild"-Newspaper reports, is said to have been on Friday afternoon, the house of the Wilke-Executive Director searches. The investigators would have seized, but nothing. Only on the company’s site, you have seized a Laptop and files. If the search has to do with the investigations by the public Prosecutor’s office in Kassel in the Listeria scandal, is not known. These are directed against any concrete Person, you are to go, however, the initial suspicion of negligent homicide, said a spokeswoman on Friday.

19.20: The University hospital of Cologne after the recall of the sausage goods by the Hessian manufacturer, Wilke a mistake in the case of a subsidiary granted. "Due to the short-term nature and the time point Information in connection with our subsidiary UniReha an error within the food supply, so that some of the rehab ist&quot patients have been nevertheless offered sausage goods, the company Wilke;, it is in a written opinion to the University hospital of Cologne on Friday evening.

For Inquiries, to receive, and how many rehab patients affected by this recall sausage from the manufacturer Wilke still have not reach the University hospital of Cologne on Friday evening.

In the statement, the University hospital of Cologne, it’s more that it was on Wednesday (2. October) at 17.45 by their meat suppliers by E-Mail have been informed that all the products of the sausage manufacturer, the company Wilke recalled. "We then immediately began the distribution of sausage products stoppen&quot to;, the spokesman of the University hospital of Cologne, explained next. "The mentioned in the media, probably contaminated cold meats from the manufacturer are in the University hospital of Cologne, however, not used worden", he stressed.


17.33 PM: Also buying land now calls the sausage back, and the three branches at the counter was sold, and may not be directly as a product of the company Wilke to recognize is. All the Infos you can read here.

Earlier it was reported, the Wilke-products are also comes under other names in the sale. The products were also processed in the products of the Metro. The wholesaler called back separately the following products:

  • Aro pizza salami 1000g,
  • Aro pepperoni salami 1000g,
  • Metro chief pizza salami sliced 1000g,
  • Metro chief of pepperoni salami sliced 1000g.

The Page Product Warning.the eu has also other wholesalers are listed, the currently affected are:

  • Sausage goods merchant wholesalers Hans Kremers GmbH (The company has a distribution list available)
  • GRAPO GmbH – catering supplies
  • SB Union wholesale market GmbH / EDEKA food service
  • Domino Gastro e. G.
  • igro-Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG

Note: The message that the wholesaler Transgourmet/Selgros Munich white sausages of the brand Zimmermann in the 5x60g-called pack back, proved to be wrong. In addition, there is no connection with the Listeria scandal, the company Wilke. We apologize for the error.

Prosecutor’s office determined because of negligent killing

At 17:10: The Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH has not only the production set and filing for insolvency. In the meantime, the public Prosecutor’s office in Kassel under investigation for negligent homicide. There is a suspicion, said a spokeswoman. This is not directed against a specific Person.

Where the germs came from, is still unclear. The authorities hope to gain new information. You wait for the report of the working group which had examined the operation of said alarm clock.

According to currently, the following provinces to be affected:

Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia

No connection with cases in the Netherlands

Also in the Netherlands, deaths reported to the germs – without reference to Wilke: In the past two years, three people died in the Netherlands by Listeria in deli meats and a woman had suffered a miscarriage. The cuts came after a company in Aalsmeer. The operation has been temporarily shut down.

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“.

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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: How 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.

Read also: Three Deaths and a miscarriage to sausage consumption in the Netherlands

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.