The Rappel Conso website is a site that lists all the products that can represent a risk to our health. The cheeses recalled in recent days are affected by a risk of the presence of salmonella and a suspicion of e.coli stec (escherichia coli stec). But what are these bacteria and what are the risks to the health of others? We explain to you.
Escherichia coli STEC (Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli) is a strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli. And while only a minority of STEC strains can cause disease, this bacterium can cause certain symptoms such as mild watery diarrhea, or hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
As far as salmonella is concerned, it is the second cause of food-borne illnesses in Europe, as ANSES tells us. As explained in a previous Planet article, although most of the time it only causes acute gastroenteritis, salmonella can prove to be more serious for certain people such as those on broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, those with weakened immune systems , those under treatment against gastric acidity, those suffering from achlorhydria, hypochlorhydria or neoplastic disease, or infants. If you have already ingested one of the products concerned, consult your doctor directly, who will explain the procedure to you.
Find directly in our slideshow, available below, the list of cheeses recalled by Rappel Conso. Check your refrigerators and discard the affected products.