recall of two cheeses by the DGCCRF

The government site Rappel Conso has just recalled two cheeses that show signs of contamination in the Listeria monocytogenesresponsible for listeriosis.

The pace of food product recalls appears to be picking up again. Following the risks of contamination with E.coli bacteria in certain pizza ranges Buitenonia or salmonella in childishit’s now up to listeria to talk about it again, with the contamination of two cheese products.

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The government site Rappel Conso therefore reported two cheeses between Wednesday 4 May and Thursday 5 May that would show signs of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the pathogen responsible for listeriosis. These two products are therefore theHauts-de-France Bread 230 g“, marketed between April 19 and May 4, and the “Cubes Abbey Cheese“of the brand”small marketmarketed from April 16 to May 4 in the brands Carrefour, Auchan, Atac, Leclerc, Système U, Intermarché and Cora. The site, managed by the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumers and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), therefore calls on consumers to “no longer consume, no longer use, return to the point of sale or destroy the product

Between 300 and 400 cases per year

According to the Ministry of Health, the bacteria of Listeria monocytogenes occurs everywhere in the environment, but human contamination only occurs through certain foods, such as dairy products, meats or seafood, but it particularly infects those that are poorly washed or undercooked. In the specific case of cheeses, this is when they are not sufficiently pasteurized.

Although the number of people who get this disease is quite rare [les autorités sanitaires françaises en comptent entre 300 et 400 par an], listeriosis can cause fever, headache, digestive disorders and even – in the most severe cases – neurological complications that can then be life-threatening for the infected person. In addition, for pregnant women, listeriosis can have major consequences for the unborn child, with the risk of preterm birth orsepticemic forms with respiratory distress in infants
The incubation period lasts on average between 10 and 28 days. In case of doubt or real contamination, it is imperative to see your doctor. Early administration of antibiotics is effective in treating the disease.

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