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Bavarian company can no longer compensate for lost revenue
The Geretsried large butcher Sieber, which got into the headlines on suspicion of listeria, has filed for bankruptcy. As the news agency "dpa" reports, the managing director Dietmar Schach has applied to the local court in Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen. The Bavarian meat company was closed at the end of May because of the Sieber sausage scandal. All of the products were recalled across Germany, and customers included Rewe and the discounters Lidl and Penny.
Recall of all products
The Bavarian company Sieber Gesellschaft für Wurst- und Schinkenspezialitäten mbH is apparently financially at an end due to the detection of listeria in several sausage samples. According to the “dpa”, the managing director of the company, Dietmar Schach, has filed for bankruptcy with the Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen District Court. Chess therefore announced that the loss of revenue due to the sales and distribution freeze that had been in force since May 27 could no longer be compensated for. The losses were around 100,000 euros per day. Sieber currently employs 120 people.
Allegations against the authorities
Chess made clear allegations against the authorities, which he believed would have let the company down. "The fact that you don't give a company a chance and deliberately flatten it is unique - also in Bavaria," he said according to the "dpa". Accordingly, the urgent request for a "round table" with all authorities for the purpose of talking about the future prospects of the company was "rigorously rejected", and the results of further samples were "withheld from me", the managing director criticized. In addition, he pointed out that all samples tested positive were below the statutory limit and those from the company were negative. According to the report, the large-scale butchery "still does not know where the entry point for these listeria is".
Listeriosis can take a severe course if the immune system is weak
On May 27, the district office in Bad Tölz issued a sales ban for products from the butcher shop and initiated a nationwide recall campaign for all of the company's products. Listeria had previously been found in several samples of ham and sausage. These are rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Listeria that can continue to multiply even at low temperatures (e.g. in the refrigerator) and are only killed by boiling, roasting, sterilizing and pasteurizing. In healthy people, a Listeria infection usually takes a harmless course with symptoms like flu, such as fever, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea. In babies, the elderly and immunocompromised people, however, so-called “listeriosis” can have serious consequences and, in the worst case, even lead to death. (No)