As the end of the year celebrations approach, you’ve surely been thinking serve cheese to your guests. The more varied it is, the more your taste buds will be spoiled. Fortunately in supermarkets, You will be spoiled for choice.
However, you should be aware that a product recall concerns a brand cheese. At the risk of intoxicating your guests, you must avoid serve them certain batches. Find out which ones.
Presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in this cheese
According to the product recall, Munster cheese may contain Listeria Monocytogenes. This cheese, which comes from eastern France, would therefore have been contaminated by the bacteria responsible for listeriosis. This bacteria tend to contaminate dairy products.
Listeria Monocytogenes can also found in deli meats or salads. Contamination often occurs during product manufacturing. These bacteria can grow even at less than 4°C.
Listeriosis can be very dangerous for consumers. Furthermore, the World Health Organization assesses it one of the most serious foodborne diseases. Listeriosis already has some mortality to consider.
Some people could have listeriosis and get back on your feet as soon as possible. Immunocompromised people, on the other hand, have higher risk of complicationsor even die from it.
The symptoms of the disease begin with:
- Fever accompanied by headache
Recall of cheese: complications may arise
Sometimes the patient does not know that it is the consumption of a product containing listeria that causes such ailments. As soon as the first symptoms appear, you need to see a doctor. If you know that you have consumed a contaminated product, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Listeriosis can cause neurological complications in people with a weak immune system. She can even achieve the pregnancy of a pregnant woman. The disease can cause miscarriage, premature birth or severe neonatal infection.
It is therefore strictly recommended to avoid consuming an infected product, Listeria Monocytogenes. Especially for pregnant women, elderly and children. If you have just had surgery, be especially careful.
To protect consumers from such dangers, Munster warns of small and large Munster AOP cheeses. Whether the cheese is plain or with cumin, these lots are from the Laiterie de la Vallée de Munster brand is not suitable for consumption.
Plenty to take back to the store
You should check if you have any of the products that are subject to a product recall due to the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes. The first batch of cheese to avoid is number 293. The product has an expiration date between 8 and 31 December 2022.
The other Laiterie de la Vallée de Munster cheese to be recalled is batch 307. The use-by date is between 23 December 2022 and 07 January 2023. Consumers who bought the batches of Fromage Munster AOP must return them to the point of sale. You will then be entitled to a refund.
Note that the product does not concern all of France, but only certain departments. Cheese dairies and supermarkets in Ain, Drôme and Doubs, for example, have sold items 293 and 307.
These two batches were also sold at cheese dairies in Jura, Haut-Rhin, Vosges and Haute-Saône. Lot 293 and 307 were also available in grocery stores and cheese shops of the Belfort territory.
Lot 293 was in several shops in Bas-Rhin and Paris. The inhabitants of Côte-d’Or, Eure, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle could have bought lot 307. Yonne is also on the list of territories where Munster AOP cheese lot 307 was sold.
METRO COOK ham
In a notice sheet, Metro France reports the presence of Listeria in some lots of Superior Hams. Marketing of the affected products began on December 3, 2022 and ended on December 14, 2022.
Do not consume Superior Ham from batch 1127955, 1128085 and 1128259 with GTIN code 3439496302942. For more information on product recall, please contact the number 01 70 96 02 78.