Healthcare & Fitness

Cheese Recall (Listeria) What to Do?

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Several cheeses contaminated by the listeria bacterium are withdrawn from the market in France. This bacterium can cause listeriosis, a rare but particularly dangerous infectious disease in pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. The list has been updated.

[Mise à jour le 15 avril 2022 à 18h18] After the frozen pizzas Buitoni contaminated to E.coli, the Kinder by salmonella, these are cheeses that may contain the bacterium Listeria which are withdrawn from sale and shall not especially not to be consumed. This bacterium causes the listeriosisa rare but serious food poisoning in France especially in pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. The foodstuffs incriminated in listeriosis epidemics in France are the products of cold cuts cooked, soft cheeses, especially raw milk cheeses and the ready-made meals.

What cheeses are being recalled because of listeria?

On the website Reminder.Conso.gouvThe list of cheeses that may contain listeria bacteria was updated on April 11:

  • Selles sur Cher PDO farm cheese – Jacquin (J20910026 Date of minimum durability 14/05/2022 ; J20910028 Date of minimum durability 09/05/2022 ; J20910217 Date of minimum durability 24/05/2022 ; J20920013 Date of minimum durability 09/05/2022 ; J20920015 Date of minimum durability 22/05/2022 ; J20910029 Date of minimum durability 21/05/2022 ; J20910153 Date of minimum durability 21/05/2022
  • Soft cheese with raw milk 800g – Fromagerie de Livarot (030322LI8 Minimum durability date 02/05/2022 ; 110322LI4 Minimum durability date 20/05/2022 ; 150322LI3 Minimum durability date 24/05/2022)
  • Raw milk soft cheese 200g – Fromagerie de Livarot (070322LI8 Minimum durability date 11/05/2022 ; 010322LI8 Minimum durability date 05/05/2022 ; 150322LI3 Minimum durability date 19/05/2022 ; 170322LI1 Minimum durability date 21/05/2022)
  • Camembert with raw milk of the brand E.Graindorge (010322LI8 Minimum durability date 05/05/2022)
  • Normanville brand raw milk cheese – Lot 250222LI9 – Best before date 06/05/2022
  • Brie with raw milk of the brand E.Graindorge – 1 Kg – Lot 250222LI9 – Best before date 06/05/2022
  • Coulommiers of the brand Nous Anti Gaspi – Lot 250222LI9- Minimum durability date 01/05/202
  • Cree milk coulommiers 350g Franprix – Lot 250222LI9 – Best before date 01/05/2022
  • Coulommiers on straw of the brand E.Graindorge 380g – Lot 250222LI9 – Minimum durability date 01/05/2022 + Lot 250222LI9 – Minimum durability date 10/05/2022
  • Cheese made with raw cow’s milk. Brand : Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr (0826;0827….0901;0902…..jusqu’à 1406)
  • Cheese made from raw ewe’s milk Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr (0826;0827….0901;0902…..jusqu’à 1406)
  • Raw goat milk cheese Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr (0826;0827….0901;0902…..jusqu’à 1406)
  • Selles sur cher PDO farm cheese brand COURTHIAL. (Lot J20920013. Minimum durability date 09/05/2022)

The cheeses have been marketed since mid-March in Auchan, Leclerc, Casino, Carrefour, Intermarché, Cora, Système U, Franprix, Schiever and the grocery stores “NOUS Anti Gaspi”, Maximarché…

What to do if you have contaminated cheese at home?

The three instructions given by the health authorities for consumers who might have these products are:

  • Do not consume
  • Return the product to the point of sale
  • Destroy the product

Persons who have consumed the above-mentioned “products” and who would present fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, and aches, are invited to consult their doctor and report the consumption to their doctor. Severe forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage in pregnant women may also occur. The pregnant women, as well as immunocompromised and elderly persons, must be particularly attentive to these symptoms. Listeriosis is a potentially serious disease with an incubation period of up to eight weeks.

To receive a refund, return the product to the store where it was purchased and request a refund.

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