Lidl product recall: do not eat this ham contaminated with Listeria

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Lidl is carrying out a campaign to recall the Label Rouge Superior Cooked Ham 160 g from the Saint Alby brand. The reason is that this product has been contaminated with Listeria.

What should you know about the Lidl product that you should not consume?

Label Rouge rindless superior cooked ham has been vstraded between the May 23, 2022 and May 24, 2022 in Lidl supermarkets located in the Grand Est and in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It was a supplier self-check that brought to light the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

This means that people who have purchased this product in one of the stores listed on the Rappel Conso site should no longer consume or use it. It is recommended to bring it back to the point of sale or to throw it away. The affected products have barcode 20057626, lot number 0421400006 and a best before date of June 12, 2022.

For your information, in case of return of this product to its point of sale, it is possible to be reimbursed. Otherwise, the end date of the recall procedure is set for Tuesday, July 19, 2022. For more information on this product recall campaign, you can contact the number 0800900343.

It is important that affected consumers be aware

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis. The latter is a potentially serious disease with an incubation period of up to eight weeks.

Note that Listeria-causing bacteria can grow in cold temperatures, such as those inside a refrigerator. Even freezing doesn’t stop it. When it contaminates food, you cannot see it, smell it or taste it.

People most often acquire the infection from deli meats that are not processed properly or dairy products made from milk that is not pasteurized.

The Danger of Listeria Contamination

Listeria contamination

For most healthy people, the infection is not a big threat, although it can make you sick for a day or two. But for some people, the infection can be serious, even fatal.

This is especially the case in pregnant women and their babies, people whose immune systems are not working properly and the elderly. If you belong to one of these groups, you should be extra careful and contact your doctor if you notice the following symptoms.

Symptoms

When you get a Listeria infection, symptoms usually include: diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches and fever. They may appear a few days after eating the contaminated food, or they may take several weeks to appear. If you experience any of these symptoms after consuming Label Rouge rindless superior cooked ham, contact your doctor. by informing him of this consumption.

You should also know that if the infection spreads to your nervous system, it is more serious. This severe form, called listeriosis, is fatal for 20% of people who have it.. This occurs most often in those at risk mentioned above. Symptoms that may occur are headache, stiff neck, loss of balance and seizures. Go to the emergency room if you have any of these symptoms.

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