Listeria risk: several cheese products recalled

Several major brands recalled cheeses marketed between mid-April and early May throughout France, this Wednesday, May 4, said the government site Rappel Conso. These are Les Hauts-de-France Pavé and diced Abbey Cheese. The reason ? They could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, responsible for listeriosis.

This bacterium can frequently be found in raw products, such as poorly washed fruits and vegetables, undercooked meats, unpasteurized dairy products, raw milk cheeses, cold cuts or even smoked and raw fish, indicates the site. of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

If a product containing Listeria monocytogenes, more commonly known as Listeria, has been purchased, this food should be destroyed or returned to the point of sale.

Here are the details of the products concerned

According to the Rappel Conso site, the first product recalled is a 230-gram Pavé Les Hauts-de-France, marketed at Carrefour, Système U and Intermarché.

Sold between April 19 and May 4, this cheese bears this barcode: 3060921462490.

Three batches of this cheese preserved under film are thus concerned. These are lot 5500855I (date of minimum durability between 08/05/2022 and 13/05/2022), lot 5A0675AI (date of minimum durability between 11/05/2022 and 16/05/2022 ), and lot 5903059I (date of minimum durability between 05/14/2022 and 05/16/2022).

The second recalled product is diced Abbey cheese from the Petit Marché brand. It was sold between April 16 and 26 in the Auchan, Atac, Leclerc, Système U, Intermarché and Cora brands.

The product barcode is 3060921503759 and the affected lot is 54001545. Its date of minimum durability is June 28, 2022.

Symptoms up to two months after ingestion

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis. This rare disease, about 400 people are affected each year, manifests itself in several ways: stomach aches or headaches, nausea, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, etc. These symptoms can occur between two days and two months after consumption of the affected product.

In pregnant women, the consequences can be more serious since listeriosis could have an effect on the unborn child. Thus, there is a risk of death in utero, miscarriage, premature delivery or even neonatal infection.

If you have consumed a product infected with Listeria and you trigger one of the symptoms, it is necessary to quickly consult a health professional so that he can take care of you. Usually, antibiotics can be enough to treat the disease.

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