Product recall: Cheese contaminated with Listeria

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As an aperitif or at the end of a meal, you love it… And yet, sometimes you have to be wary of it. A cheese has been the subject of a voluntary recall since Friday August 26, 2022, according to Rappel Conso. Why is he being recalled? The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the package. This bacterium is the cause of a very serious disease: listeriosis.

Indeed, according to the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) website, although it is rare, its contamination leads to high rates of hospitalization and mortality. In the European Union, it caused 2,500 infections in 2018.

The item is therefore unfit for consumption and should not be ingested. Make sure that you have not purchased this contaminated food. To recognize it, here are its references:

It is a “Moulis artisanal vache” cheese from the Pré Emballé brand. It was marketed from 08/17/2022 to 08/25/2022 in the E.Leclerc supermarket in Lescure, in Ariège (09).

The consumption of this article being strongly discouraged, it is preferable to throw it away or bring it back to the store. For this last option, you will obtain a refund by presenting the product or its receipt.

In the event of a complaint, the consumer service contact number is: 0563778470. The end date of the recall procedure is Saturday, September 10, 2022.

In the event of symptoms such as fever, headaches or body aches, it is advisable to consult the attending physician to rule out the possibility of contamination with Listeria.