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these Leclerc products must be returned urgently!

The official government website Rappel Conso shares a new product recall. Problems in the food industry have become commonplace. Unfortunately, these affect all brands and all product categories are concerned. So, it is difficult for consumers to continue to trust large retailers. This time, the product recall concerns Leclerc stores. We share with you which food is a problem and which must be repatriated urgently.

Recall of mass products for a well-known aperitif product…

The product recall concerns trays of ” Duo of goat cheese balls » of 65 grams, tomato-paprika and poppy-tapenade flavour. This reference belongs to the private label of Leclerc called The crusaders. The consumer protection organization states that the product contains a presence of listeria bacteria. For information, these trays were sold throughout France from April 28 to May 11 with use-by dates between May 18 and June 7, 2022. 3564706581173 and 3564706581173.

Product recall nationwide

“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, notifying him of this consumption. “, can we read the official press release. The consumer has the option of returning the product to the store concerned for reimbursement. If the product has already been consumed, go to your doctor for a check-up. For any questions, you can contact the special number for information: 0800 865 286. Here is the product concerned below:

The incubation period can extend up to eight weeks

If this is a mass product recall, it is because listeriosis is a disease that can be serious in pregnant women, the elderly or immunocompromised. This is caused by the consumption of products contaminated with a bacterium that belongs to the Listeria family. Symptoms do not appear immediately and the incubation period can be up to eight weeks.

Where does this bacteria come from?

This bacterium is found in soils, wastewater, plants and in the digestive system of animals. It resists the cold so in your fridge and freezer. We tend to believe that bacteria die for frozen products, but we realize that this is not really the case. However, it is not heat resistant.

What foods are affected?

Raw foods are most often contaminated. For example, we can cite poorly cleaned fruits and vegetables, unpasteurized dairy products or raw milk cheeses, undercooked meats, cold cuts, smoked fish, raw seafood or even sprouted seeds. Moreover, this bacterium is impossible to detect with the naked eye and even by taste or smell. The product does not change in appearance at all.

But, rest assured, even if you eat this bacteria, you don’t have to catch listeriosis. In reality, you have to consume a large enough quantity to risk getting sick. Some people are healthy carriers, meaning they carry the bacteria without developing symptoms.

What are the symptoms ?

Symptoms can occur over a fairly large period of time ranging from 2 days to 2 months after ingestion. It is partly for this reason that the product recall does not happen immediately, because it takes time to have the first ones contaminated. These are very different from person to person. Some people will be asymptomatic, others will have diarrhea or flu-like symptoms (fever, body aches, headaches, etc.). But, in the most serious cases, it can lead to neurological disorders such as meningitis. In these situations, the headaches are intense, high fever, there is nausea and vomiting…

For pregnant women, the bacteria can be transmitted to the baby and cause dramatic consequences: death in utero, spontaneous abortion, prematurity, neonatal infection. Know that in most cases, listeriosis can be treated with antibiotic treatment.


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