Spice reminder: the list of supermarkets where to bring them back


Even as Christmas approaches, reminders don’t take a holiday. This time, all kinds of spices and herbs are affected by such a procedure. These products were on sale throughout France and should no longer be consumed.

In total, fourteen spices from the Sainte Lucie and Marius brands are affected by this major recall: mulled wine mix, poultry mix, sea curry, Indian curry, colombo, four spices, red curry, curry Balti, Chinese mix, ground ginger, mix for guacamole, mix for gingerbread and mix for fish. These spices are sold in many distributors that you can discover in the slideshow below.

Indeed, they could prove to be dangerous due to the presence of Bacillus cereus in one of the raw materials. This bacterium can cause food poisoning which can lead to diarrhea, often accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea and sometimes fever within 8 to 16 hours after ingestion. These infections often heal on their own within 12 to 24 hours.

Fragile and immunocompromised people should be particularly attentive to this recall procedure, as the symptoms could be aggravated. “These infections are relatively infrequent, with around 5 cases per million inhabitants per year in France, and very generally benign”, however, wishes to reassure the site of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Here is the list of products concerned by this recall as well as their reference:

Mulled wine mix, 31 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Poultry mix, 43 g bottle from Sainte Lucie:

Curry from the sea, 40 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Indian curry, 20 g sachet from Sainte Lucie:

Colombo, 38 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Four spices, 35 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Red curry, 39 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Curry Balti, 37 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Chinese blend, 46 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Ground ginger, 32 g bottle of the Sainte Lucie brand:

Ground ginger, 35 g bottle of the Marius brand:

Mix for guacamole, 48 g bottle of the brand Marius:

Gingerbread mix, 34 g bottle from Marius:

Mixture for fish, 42 g bottle of the Marius brand:

These products were on sale in several supermarket chains. Find below which ones.

All of these spices were available in stores for some time as some remained on the shelves from April to December. Thus, it is possible to have bought and even consumed it. If you are in possession of one of the articles concerned, it is important not to consume it. Then it is advisable to dispose of it or return it to the point of sale where it was obtained for a refund.

If you have consumed it and you have symptoms or doubts about a possible infection on one of these products, the company Sainte Lucie is available to consumers at the following telephone number: 03 44 58 57 57 from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Outside these hours, you can also contact 06 32 65 40 27. Similarly, it is possible to contact the Marius company on 04 90 50 85 00 for more information.