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Product recall: Raclette cheese sold throughout France is contaminated with listeria!

Since April 2021, Rappel Conso is the new site that centralizes information on dangerous products. This official site provides consumers with a simple, readable list of each recalled product. In addition to the recall, if the product has already been sold to the consumer, the government website drink reminder anticipate retirement. That is, it must inform consumers about risky products. This can also be done through panels to place at points of sale.

Food business operators have an obligation to inform your customers non-compliances found in the food they place on the market. Therefore, they must withdraw the product from the market. Today, a cheese that is the object of an emergency product recall, generates panic. The cause ? Possible contamination with Listeria, the bacteria responsible for listeriosis. once upon a time reveals the name of the cheese in question, as well as the point of sale to which it must be returned.

Withdrawal of a product in Carrefour

After breaded fish, fish a la meunière, or baby milk, a new product has been pulled from shelves due to listeria contamination. The government site, Rappel Conso, has launched a product recall procedure.

Attention ! Vigilance is essential! If you recently bought raclette cheese in one of the Carrefour hypermarkets. This great brand has issued a recall procedure for its cheese” classic raclette “from your private label” original crossroads“.

This cheese was put on sale a month ago to the day. It comes in the form of a 400 gram tray, and was removed from shelves on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

The cause ? Suspected bacteriological contamination and in this case listeria monocytogenes, which is the agent responsible for listeriosis.

What are the product references?

These are the batches that refer to this product recall procedure:

  • “Batch numbers starting with 1152223102 (the DDM refers to products marketed in mainland France)” and…
  • “Batch numbers starting with 1152223102 (the DDM refers to the products traded in the DOM-TOMs),” specifies Rappel Conso.

The government’s dangerous goods alert site has already given the following four instructions:

  • no longer consume the product,
  • return it to the point of sale for a refund if it has already been purchased,
  • contact consumer services, or
  • just destroy the product.

The end date for this product recall procedure is Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

For more information, the consumer can also dial the following telephone number: 0 805 500 120, from Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (call without surcharge).

What is Listeria? What are the symptoms of listeriosis?

People who have consumed the “products” mentioned above and who have fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches and body aches, are invited to consult their doctor and report this consumption. Sometimes severe forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage can also occur in pregnant women. Pregnant women, as well as immunosuppressed people and the elderly, should be especially alert to these symptoms. Listeriosis is a disease that can be serious and whose incubation period can be up to eight weeks”, recalls the government site.

the listeria is a bacterial genus, which has 20 species. But the only kind of listeria which is pathogenic to humans is Listeria monocytogenes. This causes listeriosis. It can cross the intestinal barrier and the placental barrier for pregnant women, thus being able to cause infections, the fetus, the newborn or premature births.

two forms

The infection in listeriaalso called listeriosis, is a type of food poisoning. It is a bacterium commonly found in soil and water. Therefore, it can easily contaminate vegetables.

Also, many animals may be infected by the bacterium without showing any apparent symptoms. The infection is in the listeria also in a wide variety of raw foods, such as raw or undercooked meats and vegetables.

Unlike many other bacteria that cause widespread foodborne illness, L. monocytogenes can survive and multiply at the low temperatures normally found in refrigerators. The main route of transmission is the ingestion of contaminated food containing large amounts of L. monocytogenes. The infection can also be transmitted from person to person, especially from a pregnant woman to her fetus.

Dairy products made from unpasteurized milk are a potential target. Just like this cheese which is also the subject of this product recall. Like most bacteria, it is eliminated by pasteurization and also by cooking processes. The infection can manifest itself in two ways.

The different shapes!

  • the typical shape of food poisoning. Occurs within a few hours of eating the contaminated food (such as product recall).
  • the invasive way that passes from the intestine to the blood and also spreads throughout the body. In this case, the infection can reach the nervous system, causing encephalitis, meningitis and even acute forms of sepsis. In this second case, between the ingestion of the contaminated food and the manifestation of the symptoms, it can also take up to a month.

Product recall: pregnant women beware!

Subjects most at risk are people whose immune system appears to be weakened. Thus, patients with cancer, diabetes, AIDS, the elderly and infants are people at high risk. Pregnant women, on the other hand, are particularly at risk. In fact, Listeria infection can lead to miscarriage, premature labor, or fetal infection.

Pregnant women are also 20 times more likely to get listeriosis than other healthy adults. Listeriosis can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Newborns can also have low birth weight, sepsis, and meningitis. People living with HIV/AIDS are at least 300 times more likely to get sick than people with normal immune systems.

Due to the long incubation period, it may be difficult to determine the food product at the source of the infection.

Fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches are the first symptoms. migraines, confusion, neck stiffness and also the loss balance they are those of listeriosis when it spreads to the nervous system.

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