Massive recall at Leclerc: do not consume this potentially contaminated food, it is chicken

The recalls concerning food products continue to be linked one after the other that one is tempted to think of a black series. The latest concerns a product that we all eat (apart from vegetarians and vegans of course). It’s the chicken. Indeed, on May 20, 2022, Leclerc stores urgently recalled chickens that they sold throughout France. We take stock.

A real black series

If you bought chicken during your last shopping at Leclerc, this could well concern you. After the Buitoni brand Pizzas which could lead to contamination with E. Coli, we had dealt with Kinder chocolate eggs from the Ferrero brand which could contain salmonella.

Subsequently, there were recalls of herring fillets, bologna and goat cheese contaminated with listeria at Leclerc. But that’s not all, listeria is also responsible for the recalls of smoked salmon slices and crab crumbs at Leclerc.

What chicken is this?

On May 20, 2022, the same brand sounded the alarm about chickens sold in its stores. This recall campaign was relayed by the government site, Rappel Conso the same day.

The chickens in question were present on the shelves of all Leclerc stores between May 13 and 19. This recall campaign is once again motivated by the risk of a food infection which can prove to be particularly serious due to listeriosis.

The chickens affected by this alert were produced by the Volandry brand. They were sold in modified atmosphere trays. The lots in question have a barcode whose number begins with 2 860050 followed by six random digits. The expiry date indicated on the packaging has been set for June 8, 2022.

The Drinks Reminder warning

It is strongly advised not to consume these products. If purchased, please discard or return to store for refund. Be careful if you have consumed these products lately. Pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly are the most vulnerable to listeriosis.

“People who have consumed the ‘products’ mentioned above (surimi crumbs) and who have fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, and body aches, are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption”, indicates Reminder Conso.

The government site then explained:

“Serious forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage in pregnant women can also sometimes occur. Pregnant women as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly should be especially alert to these symptoms. Listeriosis is a disease that can be serious and has an incubation period of up to eight weeks.

Carrefour recalls Beaufort sausages

Leclerc is not the only one affected by this series of recalls. Indeed, Carrefour is currently alerting its customers about two batches of Beaufort sausage from the Alliance Producteur brand, sold in all its stores. These products come in plastic packaging topped with an orange and black label.

These sausages were supposed to be marketed between May 23 and July 19, 2022. They have obviously been removed from the stalls since the present recall campaign. On the labels of these sausages you will find the barcode 3498301003320 or 3498301003320. The first batch is numbered 13922 and the second 14022. The expiry date indicated on the recalled products is 07/19/2022.

This recall was motivated by the discovery of salmonella in these sausages. Salmonella can cause serious food poisoning. The symptoms are quite severe. Salmonellosis causes diarrhea, vomiting, headache and fever. All of this occurs within three days of consuming an infected product. If no symptoms appear beyond these three days, there will be no need to worry.

“These symptoms may be more pronounced in young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals and the elderly. People who have consumed these products and who have these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor and report this consumption, “says Rappel Conso.

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