The brand has experienced several cases of product recalls since April. Before chicken, cold cuts and fish marketed in the supermarket have already been the subject of a recall procedure. For good reason, the famous products are suspected of containing Listeria, the agent responsible for listeriosis. The latter is a disease that can be serious depending on the patient. In this article, we tell you everything you need to know about the affected lots and what you should do.
New recall at Leclerc
While the brand has already recalled charcuterie and fish, Leclerc is recalling chicken on Friday May 20, 2022. The product would have been marketed in the brand’s stores between May 13 and 19.
This is not just any chicken, but the Volandry brand. This is stated by the government site Rappel Conso. The chicken was sold in trays under the barcode 28600050 followed by 6 random numbers. Do not rely on the expiry date which is set for June 8, 2022: the product is not consumable even before this date.
Volandry smoked cooked chicken at E. Leclerc https://t.co/5TPIKpPcZ2
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Suspicion of Listeria contamination
If the product has been withdrawn from the shelves, it is because it poses health risks to consumers. Indeed, Volandry’s chicken is suspected of being contaminated with Listeria. If you have consumed it recently, be aware that there is a risk that you will fall ill.
The first symptom is fever. This can be isolated or accompanied by headaches. Also be vigilant if you suddenly have body aches or digestive problems. If necessary, we can only advise you to consult a health professional.
Do not take these symptoms lightly. Indeed, listeriosis can, in severe forms, cause neurological complications or even endanger the life of the baby for pregnant women. It should be noted that it is the latter, along with immunocompromised people and the elderly, who are the subjects most at risk. In addition, its incubation period can range from a few hours to several months.
Listeria risk: Leclerc recalls chicken throughout France https://t.co/Eswuin9NIv
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Did you buy this contaminated product?
As you will have understood, you should never consume this product if you bought it while shopping. If you have even a doubt, you can contact the number 08.00.86.52.86.
In any case, if the barcode matches the one indicated above, then you can bring it back to the store. By doing so, you will receive a refund of the purchased product. It should still be remembered that this is not the first case of recall recorded in France. Since April, there have been five recalls related to the risk of Listeria.
Leclerc recalled other products
In addition to Volandry brand chicken, Leclerc also recalled fish. These include northern sweet herring fillets. The product in question is from the Our regions have talent brand. The herring fillets were sold in 200 g pouches and vacuum-packed between May 4 and May 12, 2022 in Leclerc stores.
It is more than likely that you bought this fish out of ignorance. All the more so if you often include fish in your dishes. To settle the question, you can check in your refrigerator if the fish fillets you have purchased have the barcode 3564709042763. The batch concerned is 119 with a use-by date of June 3, 2022.
Note at the end that it was not Leclerc alone who marketed these herring fillets throughout France. Indeed, the Monoprix and Grand Frais et Fresh stores also displayed the product on their shelves. If they were sold in the same batch (119), at the same period (from April 30 to May 13), the herring fillets do not have the same barcode. For fish at Monoprix, it’s 3461820010018 while it’s 3461820013071.