According to Erich Habitzl, spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office in Wiener Neustadt, the expert will check whether the deaths and illnesses were related to the company’s products. Results are expected in several weeks. The cheese dairy became known in September 2022 in connection with Listeria. There were eight cases of illness in Vienna, three of which were fatal. The company was considered a possible source. The allegations were always rejected by the company boss, who is considered the accused.
According to Habitzl, the man is still being investigated on suspicion of negligent bodily harm and grossly negligent homicide. Käserei Gloggnitz GmbH went bankrupt at the end of last year.
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