Several batches of goat cheeses sold on the markets have just been the subject of a recall. In question ? Contamination by the bacteria Escherichia coli (E.coli). This bacteria can be responsible for serious poisoning, even causing death.
“Escherichia coli (E.coli) is a bacteria commonly found in the digestive tract of humans and warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless. Some, however, can cause food poisoning.“, specifies the World Health Organization (WHO).
If you just bought a goat cheese at a market, check the brand. And do not consume the product if it matches the recall.
What is the reference for contaminated goat cheese?
If you purchased potentially contaminated cheese, return it to the point of sale to benefit from an exchange. Discover the reference concerned:
Model : Faisselles, small fresh rounds, fresh salted, fresh ash, Selles sur Cher AOP, pyramids, logs, logs
Brand : Prairie Farm
Rennet batch 09/10/2023
Rennet batch 11/10/2023 which she does with DLC (10/21/2023)
Rennet batch 10/16/2023
Conditioning : Paper packaging
Start/end date of marketing: From 10/13/2023 to 10/20/2023
Geographical sales area: Sale on Parisian markets (St Charles, Antwerp, Charonne)
E.coli: what are the symptoms that should alert you?
The Escherichia coli bacteria can cause, in the week following the consumption of contaminated products, diarrhea sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and vomiting, accompanied or not by fever. These symptoms can be followed (5 to 8% of cases) by severe kidney complications, mainly in children. People who have consumed the products mentioned above and who present this type of symptoms are invited to consult their doctor without delay, notifying him of this consumption as well as the place and date of purchase. If there are no symptoms within 10 days after consuming the products concerned, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor.
“Generally speaking, health authorities point out that as a precaution, raw milk and cheeses made from raw milk should not be consumed by young children, particularly those under 5 years old; You should prefer cooked pressed cheeses (such as Emmental, Comté, etc.), processed spreadable cheeses and pasteurized milk cheeses. The same recommendation should be followed for pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly“, warns the government.