Fish fillets sold by Carrefour and Leclerc were recalled after traces of Listeria were discovered

Almost a thousand 200 gram punnets of vacuum-packed smoked haddock fillets have been recalled by Bourgain et Fils.

Almost a thousand 200 gram punnets of vacuum-packed smoked haddock fillets have been recalled by Bourgain et Fils because traces of listeria were found in them. Information was reported on Wednesday, April 13, on the website rappel.conso.gouv.fr, the website for warnings about dangerous products. These products were sold self-service in the fish counters of Carrefour and Leclerc stores.

However, if the rate found in the failed batch is less than 10 CFU (colony forming units)/g, it will be reported on the reminder page. This is more than ten times below the first regulatory threshold for Listeria monocytogenes contamination, which is 100 CFU/g for raw products. For cooked products it is even 10,000 CFU/g. The precautionary principle has therefore been applied to smoked haddock as some consumers prefer it raw. Therefore, 950 distributed trays are now being recalled.

The information of the products has been disclosed in order to be able to locate them. The affected lot number is 133135 and their barcode is 3284570002139 and they have been commercially available since April 2nd. If you bought one of these bowls with an expiration date of April 23, you can discard the product or return it to the store.

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The product recall page still states: “ People who have consumed the “products” mentioned and have a fever, isolated or accompanied by headache and body aches, are asked to consult their doctor and report this consumption.In fact, sometimes severe forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage can also occur in pregnant women. Pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly should pay particular attention to these symptoms. Listeriosis is a disease that can be serious and has an incubation period of up to eight weeks.

Since then, the Boulogne-sur-Mer company has continued to analyze all of its other products and has not discovered another contaminated batch.

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