Massive recall in France: above all, do not consume this potentially very dangerous food for health, these are rolled aperitifs

Every week, or even every day, products in France are victims of recalls for various reasons. This time it is the garlic & fine herbs aperitif rolls that have been marketed in supermarkets and stores that have entered the list of foods not to be consumed. Officially, its date of marketing and consumption is initiated on June 6, 2022 and was not due to end until July 29, 2022. However, due to the presence of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, the sale of this everyday product is prohibited for risk. of a serious illness. We tell you more in this article.

What is a product recall?

Product recall or simply product recall is a process of recalling products deemed defective or simply dangerous for consumers. This initiative can come either from the public authorities or from the supplier itself.

In the case of the garlic & fine herbs rolled aperitifs, it was its distributor, the Leclerc chain of stores, which initiated the recall. Note that this recall is not the subject of a prefectural decree because it is the distributor and the supplier who initiated it. The lot affected by the recall is GTIN 3564700835265 Lot: 228.

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What are the duties of citizens in the event of a product recall? A model citizen must immediately return the products concerned to the store or to the establishments indicated and raise awareness among their neighbours. Distributors usually reimburse returned products. For further information call 0800865286.

Why is the garlic & herbs rolled aperitif being recalled?

The main reason for this recall is the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Remember that this bacterium is the causative agent of listeriosis. The latter is a disease that is transmitted through food. The bacterium is very present in environments, including soil, water, and especially farms. Generally, it is transmitted to humans via animal meat and fruits and vegetables.

Unlike most bacteria, it is very resistant to cold. This is why it is also present in our daily lives, because it can live in our freezers and other refrigerators. It is said to be a psychrophilic bacterium, that is to say that it can grow at very low temperatures.

As a general rule, listeria is transmitted through food, particularly dairy and meat products such as the garlic & herbs rolled aperitif. Sensitive to heat, the bacterium is very present in foods to be preserved and vegetable products for raw consumption. In humans, the symptom is manifested by fevers, accompanied or not by headaches with digestive disorders such as nausea and diarrhea.

Neurological complications such as meningitis and encephalitis can occur and threaten the lives of people with a severe form. With an incubation period ranging from a few days to several months, this disease is dangerous for pregnant women. It can alter the health of the woman to the point of endangering the fetus. The elderly and immunocompromised are also at risk.

Health recommendation

If you have eaten this product recently and you have any of these symptoms, you are advised to consult your doctor. Especially for pregnant women and the elderly. To diagnose this disease, a microbiological analysis is usually carried out.

Refund conditions

Whether you have one or more boxes in your freezer, know that you haven’t wasted your money. You just have to bring them back to the store and you will be immediately refunded. But there are some conditions. Already, the receipt, even if you have lost it, is not a problem. In any case, if you still have it, you can bring it. The most important are the trays of the mentioned batch.

Where do you need to bring them? Well where you bought it. That is to say in the Leclerc store where you did your shopping. It should be noted that the product recall is only valid until August 23, 2022. After this date, even if you bring a receipt with the tray, you will no longer be reimbursed. So you have more than two months left to bring back the garlic & fine herbs aperitif roll “the crusaders” to the store.

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