Distributed throughout France, these cheeses are the subject of a massive recall. The reason for this is that the presence of listeria bacteria has been reported.
Listeria, E-coli, salmonella. So many bacteria responsible for serious food poisoning that the health authorities closely monitor, including cheeses.
PRODUCT RECALL: CONTAMINATED PAVERS FROM HAUTS DE FRANCE
A new food product has been added to the list of those already recalled in recent weeks. Indeed, the government site Rappel Conso referenced it on Wednesday May 4.
This is the Hauts de France Pavé 230 grams, sold everywhere in France between 04/19/2022 and 05/04/2022 at Carrefour, Super U and Intermarché. Several batches are affected by this massive recall.
GTIN: 3060921462490: / Lot: 5500855I / Date of minimum durability: between 08/05/2022 and 13/05/2022
GTIN: 3060921462490 / Lot: 5A0675AI / Date of minimum durability: between 05/11/2022 and 05/16/2022
GTIN: 3060921462490 / Lot: 5903059I / Date of minimum durability: between 05/14/2022 and 05/16/2022.
— Luisier the refiner (@LuisierAffineur) May 6, 2022
PRESENCE OF LISTERIA REPORTED
These cheeses are being recalled due to the presence of listeria monocytogenes, the causative agent of listeriosis. This rare but serious disease causes symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and high fever.
If you are in possession of the recalled product, do not consume it. Destroy it or return it to the point of sale for a refund. If you have symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.
Listeriosis in Cheese: A List of Symptoms of This Disease That Makes the News
Listeriosis is the disease caused by contamination by the bacteria called listeria monocytogenes. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Listeria, E-coli, salmonella. In recent weeks, these three bacteria have been the source of serious food poisoning, concern and health scandals. Buitoni pizzas, Kinder chocolates, Lactalis cheeses. Food product recalls follow one another at a frantic pace!
— Mª José (@mjosLozano) May 5, 2022
In this article, we focus on listeria. If this bacterium regularly makes the headlines, it is time to shed light on the disease it can cause (listeriosis), the symptoms it causes, as well as the means of avoiding contamination!
WHAT IS LISTERIOSIS?
As ANSES specifies, listeria monocytogenes is the name of the bacterium that causes listeriosis. It is an infection transmitted to humans through food. In other words, by ingesting contaminated food. The reason why this pathology is so worrying is that it is considered rare, but potentially serious.
Indeed, only 300 cases of listeriosis are reported each year in France. Yet it is the second leading cause of foodborne death in the country! The mortality rate due to listeriosis varies between 20 and 30%. This disease is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the elderly or people with weak immune systems.
LISTERIESIS: SYMPTOMS, FOODS TO AVOID, RECOMMENDATIONS.
The incubation period for this disease can be up to eight weeks. Listeriosis frequently causes minor digestive disturbances, similar to those of gastroenteritis. However, gastroenteritis can also lead to much more serious symptoms and complications.
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Diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, high fever, headache. In the most fragile, elderly, pregnant or immunocompromised people, the symptoms of listeriosis can worsen and persist. Sometimes this can lead to death.
It is true that listeria can contaminate many types of foodstuffs… However, it is strongly recommended that those most at risk avoid consuming certain foods frequently contaminated with the bacteria in question.
Raw milk cheeses, cheese crusts in general, smoked fish, raw shellfish, taramasalata, charcuterie. There are many recommendations! However, the exclusion of these foods from the dietary routine does not prevent the prevention of listeriosis.
Indeed, it is also advisable to wash your hands regularly; clean their utensils and work surfaces before and after use; to make sure that his refrigerator is at the right temperature and that it is hygienic; put food quickly in the refrigerator once packaged and keep it for less than three days. Find more information about ANSES and do not hesitate to contact a doctor if you have any doubts.