The dairy Hochwald Foods calls nationwide fresh milk of the brand Bärenmarke because of a possible bacterial contamination back. Affected is the one-liter package "The fresh milk" (3.8 percent fat) with the best before date November 30, 2019, as the company announced. In routine checks, therefore, contamination of the germ Bacillus cereus has been found in individual packs, which could lead to diarrhea or vomiting.

The cause of the contamination is now eliminated, other batches and articles are not affected, it said. The traders supplied reacted promptly and removed the goods as a precautionary measure from the shelves. Consumers who have bought one of the specified items could return the milk to their dealer without presenting the receipt and have the price reimbursed.

The Weihenstephan Dairy also recalls milk and cocoa nationwide. A production error could lead to premature spoilage of the affected batches. Affected are one liter tetrapaks of "Weihenstephan H-Milch 3,5%" with a best before date of 8 January 2020 and of "Weihenstephan H cocoa" with a best before date of 19 February 2020.

It was not until October that the large dairy distributor Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK) and the company Fude + Serrahn had withdrawn certain packs of low-fat fresh milk throughout Germany. In a sample bacteria had been found that can cause diarrhea.