Listeria: suspected of being contaminated, raclette cheese withdrawn from the market in France

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Spring is certainly just around the corner, but waiting for March 20, 2024, we are still in winter, a good time to raclette. If you are the type of person who enjoys these types of recipes, be sure to check out this product recall.

In fact, the government site RappelConso features a recall of raclette cheese dated March 15, 2024. It is suspected to be contaminated with Listeria and should not be consumed.

What you need to know about recalled cheese

The cheese affected by this recall is the Baechler brand. It is a raclette cheese with chili, which is sold whole and then destined for sale by cutting or self-service, you can read on the withdrawal sheet.

The withdrawal affects two lots:

  • Raclette Baechler Piment, lot 23 339 7, minimum shelf life date 03/25/2024
  • Baechler Piment cheese, lot 23 339 7, minimum shelf life date 03/25/2024

These cheeses were marketed between 12/26/2023 and 03/15/2024, throughout France, to wholesalers or supermarkets delivered by the following wholesalers:

  • Fee
  • Valserine Cheese Factory
  • Prolactin France
  • France Rates Rhône-Alpes
  • Relay Dis
  • Southern cheeses
  • Fromagerie des Grands Prés
  • Local traditions
  • Losfeld Distribution
  • Gilbert Dairy
  • distral
  • LSV lot

Beware of listeriosis

If these lots were withdrawn from sale – and only those whose number is affected by the withdrawal, not the others – it is due to suspicion or presence of Listeria monocytogenesbacteria responsible for listeriosis.

People who have consumed the products subject to the recall and who “present fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches and body aches, are invited to consult their doctor and report this consumption,” says RappelConso.

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Sometimes severe forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage can also occur in pregnant women. Pregnant women, as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly should pay special attention to these symptoms.

ReminderConso

“Listeria is a disease that can be serious and has an incubation period of up to eight weeks,” adds the government site, which recommends not consuming the product anymore and returning it to the point of sale.

Next, the point of sale will specify the conditions for refunding the product. This withdrawal procedure is valid until Monday, April 8, 2024.

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