A French cheese maker is launching a recall for Camembert. The affected cheese was also traded in Central Europe. Apparently, pathogenic bacteria of the Listeria monocytogenes type were found in the product. Consumers should not consume Camembert.
The French company Isigny Sainte Mère is recalling the cheese “Camembert Isigny Calvados (250 grams)” with the identification number FR 14.342.001 CE. All products from batch C1912 with a best-before date of September 11, 2023 are affected by the recall.
Where was the cheese sold?
According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, the Camembert affected by the recall was sold nationwide. The cheese was sold, for example, via cheese counters or online delivery services.
Do not eat contaminated Camembert!
The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can cause infections, which can be manifested by symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, nausea and diarrhea. “The incubation period can last up to 8 weeks after consumption of the contaminated products,” warns the manufacturer in a consumer information about the recall.
In otherwise healthy individuals, infections are mostly mild. However, some groups of people, including children, immunocompromised people, pregnant women and the elderly, have an increased risk of serious illnesses or complications.
“People who have consumed the above product and are suffering from the symptoms described are asked to consult their doctor and advise them to consume the product,” the manufacturer advises.
No return information
The Isigny Sainte Mère company does not provide any explicit information about the processing of the recall. Consumers usually hand in the goods affected by the recall to the respective point of sale, where the purchase price is refunded.
Another cheese recall
Just a few days before, there were further recalls of 12 types of cheese that were contaminated with listeria. You can find more information on this in the article “Nationwide recall: Numerous types of cheese contaminated with Listeria”. (vb)