Graindorge, Coulommiers en Bries cheeses recalled on suspicion of listeriosis

After the Buitoni brand frozen pizzasinfected with bacteria Escherichia colithe cases of salmonellosis discovered in Children’s chocolate products made in Belgium and recalled by the manufacturer Ferrero, it’s the turn of the cheese.

Following the discovery of a cheese containing the bacteria responsible for listeriosis, a recall was launched on Tuesday 5 April concerning two types of raw milk cheese from a Graindorge cheese factory (which belongs to the Lactalis group) and on the market. is supplied by major retailers. the government site Rappel Conso.

it involves “a few hundred cheeses”, said Bruno Lefèvre, the director of the Fromagerie de Livarot, which produced them and which belongs to Graindorge. These are Coulommiers en Bries of the Normanville brand and the Graindorge brand. Graindorge is a brand specialized in the purchase and processing of raw milk, the production of AOP and regional cheeses, owned by Lactalis since 2016.

A check turned out a very low presence of Listeria monocytogenes on a single cheese », explained Mr. Lefèvre. And, “In accordance with our quality procedures, we have decided to apply the precautionary principle and to recall the entire batch made from milk collected from 4 of our milk producers” based in the Pays d’Auge, he said.

Rare but potentially deadly infection

These recalled cheeses may contain: Listeria monocytogenes (agents responsible for listeriosis). Listeriosis, a foodborne infection, is rare – a few hundred cases a year in France – but once diagnosed, it can be fatal: about a quarter of patients die. The incubation period can be up to eight weeks.

The cheeses in question have been marketed throughout France since mid-March in the supermarkets of the brands Auchan, Leclerc, Casino, Carrefour, Intermarché, Cora, Système U, but also in Schiever (very present in the northeast) and WE Anti grocery stores. gaspi. Any other coulommiers marketed by Franprix and with the same batch number is subject to a recall under the same conditions.

Also read: Children’s products recalled by Ferrero due to suspected salmonella presence

The government site recommends returning the products for a refund or destroying them. People who have consumed the products and have a fever, isolated or accompanied by headache, and body aches are invited to consult their doctor. Pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly should be especially alert to these symptoms, it specifies.

The recall procedure ends on April 19. The identification number of the recalled batches is 250222LI9 and the health mark or stamp is FR 14.371.001 CE, according to the website

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