Product recall: Hams contaminated with Listeria have been recalled by affected supermarkets across France
On Monday, July 25, the government website published Rappel Conso a new list products to avoid. One of the reasons for these recalls was the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. In fact, it is a pathogenic bacterium that can damage health for a long time. Unfortunately, consumers are not immune to these bacteria. Luckily thata control solution Already exists.
Presence of listeria in ham
Product recalls are communicated to consumers to avoid consuming contaminated products. These reminders should be treated with caution as the reasons for reminders can vary from time to time dangerous bacteria. According to the most recently published list, the highest quality raw ham must mature for at least 7 months – CARREFOUR BIO is the target of a recall.
This is the Carrefour cured ham from batch 210152561. Carrefour stores launched this product between July 19th and 22nd. If you bought ham drying in Carrefour stores during this period, pay attention to these indications.
Raw ham of the highest quality Maturation for at least 7 months – CARREFOUR BIO
Risks: Listeria monocytogenes (pathogen of listeriosis)
Reason: presence of Listeria monocytogeneshttps://t.co/nVFvjbRYdH pic.twitter.com/mN5AH0zLEF
— consumer reminder (@consumer reminder) July 25, 2022
The affected batches contain the GTIN code 3560071081898. The expiration date for the affected lots has been set to 10/16/2022. These batches were presented in 80g sealed plastic trays.
This product is being recalled due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes. People who have already consumed these products should definitely do so contact a doctor. In fact, the disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes can be harmful.
Whether it cured meats, dairy products, salads, listeria contaminate products during their preparation. This bacterium is the causative agent of a so-called disease listeriosis. According to the World Health Organization, this disease one of the most serious Food poisoning. Mortality rates associated with Listeria infection are a cause for concern.
While some people tolerate the disease better, the latter can be deadly in immunocompromised people. Those who have ingested products contaminated with Listeria may develop a fever and/or headache. They may also have problems like vomiting and body aches.
The government website urges these people to consult their doctor and report this use. The fact is that when listeriosis gets worse, it can cause it neurological complications. The risk is even greater in pregnant women, infants and the elderly.
It is therefore necessary to be alert at the first signs of symptoms. If you still have the recalled product at home, throw it away or return it to the store. Carrefour stores will refund you. You can also contact the number 08 05 90 00 25, reachable from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Carrefour Consumer Service will respond all your questions.
An innovation against Listeria
The case of Listeria contamination on recalled products is a big topic. Taking back and destroying contaminated products not only poses a health risk, but also has economic consequences. The agri-food sector is suffering significant economic losses.
Brands also suffer from customer loss. Consumers are suspicious of brands associated with food poisoning scandals. A control solution to limit Listeria contamination.
The Lallemand Group has been marketing since June 2022 an innovative productt. This is the new variety Lalcult Protect LC1. It’s a bacterial solution that makes it possible control the growth of listeria monocytogenic.
International food microbiology experts Anne-Marie Revol-Junelles and Frédéric Borges conducted research which led to this result. As part of their work, they identified strains of lactic acid bacteria that had a property “anti-listeria monocytogen”.
So they ran an experiment that convinced Sayens. Since 2016, Sayens has embarked on a maturation program validate the effectiveness of the process. Sayens patented the innovative solution in 2019.
The effectiveness of the anti-listeria strain convinced the Lallemand group. The latter has decided to commit to using the solution. On June 11, 2022, Lallemand Specialty Cultures began market the Lalcult Protect LC1 strain.
The use of this strain allows the limitation of contamination monocytogenic listeria. Thus consumers will be less exposed to this bacterium and the food industry will have fewer casualties.