Massive recall in France: this beef contaminated with listeria must not be consumed!

These two batches of food products were on sale everywhere in France. They are mainly found within two renowned brands, namely Cora and Crossroads. Reminder Conso recently announced that this beef is contaminated with Listeria. that’s why it should not be consumed at risk of getting sick. Listeria is a bacterial agent responsible for listeriosis, a disease that can be serious.

Beef recall

It is more exactly the cooked roast beef sold by the cut. Carrefour and Cora are the main distributors of this product. They are found everywhere in France. Indeed, this product is singled out by the government site because of a potential danger for the consumer.

Two lots would be contaminated with listeria. Reason why Rappel Conso launched the alert. This means that this roast beef is unfit for consumption. This product, which many French people appreciate, was on sale between July 9 and July 20, 2022. The number on its barcode is 1 111 111 111 116. Its health mark is FR 72 132 002 CE.

The second batch recalled was on sale between July 13 and July 19, 2022. It is also a cooked roast beef sold by the cut. 37 Cora hypermarkets located in the four corners of France distribute them as well as a Migros store.

Thus, the recall procedure concerns Cora stores located in Auxerre and Dijon. The list is long, but here are some of these locations: Rennes, Nancy, Lunéville, Massy, ​​Soissons, etc.

What if we have already purchased some?

For those who have already purchased the product, it should not be consumed. What to do then with the product already purchased? Well, you have to destroy them. Otherwise, there is another more conventional possibility. You can return the product to the store where you bought it for get a refund.

If necessary, Carrefour’s consumer service can be reached on 0805900023. That of Cora can be reached at 0243714547. However, there might be people who have already consumed this batch of roast beef. In this case, Rappel Conso recommends consulting a doctor as soon as possible.

Beef meat: what health risk?

The Institut Pasteur explains that the bacterium listeria monocytogenes is responsible for listeriosis. The latter is a pathology that can affect humans, but also animals.

As for the symptoms, we must watch out for fever. The person who has consumed the contaminated product may feel headaches and body aches. The person may also feel digestive disorders followed by nausea or vomiting. In some cases, there might be neurological complications such as meningitis or encephalitis.

People at risk should be especially alert to these symptoms. In pregnant women, listeriosis can cause serious consequences for the unborn child. Maternal or fetal damage may occur. The elderly and immunocompromised people should also be careful.

Note that the incubation period for listeriosis disease can range from up to eight weeks.

Contamination invisible to the naked eye

Little reminder, listeria contamination of a food product cannot be seen with the naked eye. There is no noticeable change in the appearance of the food. Contaminated food products always look appetizing. They always have the same taste and smell. Vigilance and caution are therefore required. As they say, prevention is better than cure!

It is always good to remember that this kind of reminder is implemented to prevent unpleasant surprises. As already said above, serious consequences can be caused by such contaminations. Deaths can even occur. Above all, do not be seduced by the harmless appearance of these food products.

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