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Listeriosis in smoked salmon: recall of batches sold at Monoprix

Be careful if you have recently bought Monoprix smoked salmon. Rappel government website. conso reports the presence of Listeria bacteria in two batches.

They belong to the Monoprix gourmet product line. These are packs of four slices of ASC certified smoked salmon.

We are talking about batches: GTIN 3350033876064, batch 01001033 with an expiration date of 02/09/2023; and GTIN 3350033876064 Lot 01001033 with an expiration date of 02/14/2023.

The item must be returned to the point of sale. A refund will be made.

The authorities remind that “persons who have consumed products and who have a fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, and pains in the body, are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this use. Sometimes severe forms can also occur with neurological complications and damage to the mother or fetus in pregnant women. Pregnant women, as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly, should be especially alert to these symptoms.”

Bacteria that can reproduce at low temperatures

The Ameli Health Insurance website recalls that “Listeria is a very common bacterium in the environment, especially in food, even when refrigerated. Human infection with Listeria mainly occurs through food (dairy products, in particular raw milk cheeses, some sausages, seafood, vegetables). The bacterium is usually absent from cooked and canned foods, but because of its ability to multiply at low temperatures, Listeria is often present in refrigerated foods with a long shelf life.”

When a healthy person eats food contaminated with Listeria bacteria, they usually don’t have any symptoms. “Feverish gastroenteritis can be observed when eating highly contaminated foods,” she clarifies. But the disease is serious “in immunocompromised people and in pregnant women because the fetus can be infected. Indeed, the bacterium colonizes the placenta and passes into the blood of the fetus. If the disease is not treated or goes unnoticed in a pregnant woman, bacteria colonize the placenta and infect the fetus. Listeriosis can cause miscarriage, preterm birth, fetal death or infection of the newborn and, in particular, neonatal meningitis. »

Source: Le Parisien

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