Notice to salad lovers: the Auchan brand “coeur frisée” bag would now be banned for sale. The reason ? It would be contaminated by the bacteria responsible for listeriosis.
If you were planning to prepare a mixed salad this evening, be careful. That of the Auchan brand, sold throughout Europe, would be contaminated by a dangerous bacteria.
A bacteria responsible for listeriosis
After the cheeses and pâtés, it’s the turn of a salad to be recalled.
The “Coeur frisée” sachet sold at Auchan is the subject of a massive recall throughout Europe due to a “exceeding the regulatory criterion for the Listeria monocytogenes germ“.
To recognize the targeted product on the shelves, certain references must be taken into account:
- Product category: Food;
- Product subcategory: Fruits and vegetables;
- Product brand name: Auchan;
- Names of models or references: Coeur de frisée;
- GTIN : 3596710385218 ;
- Use-by date: 09/24/2023;
- Packaging: bag;
- Start/end date of marketing: from 09/13/2023 to 09/24/2023;
- Geographical sales area: entire Europe.
The Consumer Recall site specifies that consumers who have consumed this bag of salad “and who present with fever, isolated or accompanied by headache, and body aches, are invited to consult their doctor and report this consumption.“.
Listeriosis can indeed lead to septicemia or an infection of the central nervous system. This disease particularly affects people with fragile immune systems, such as pregnant women (who may suffer miscarriage) as well as immunocompromised people and the elderly.
How to properly wash your salad?
It is advisable to pass your bagged salad under water for a long time before eating it.
Used fruits and vegetables should also be rinsed before cutting.
Finally, it is recommended to wash your hands, the work surface and the utensils before and after cooking.