Do not consume these cheeses contaminated with Escherichia Coli bacteria!

Do not consume these cheeses contaminated with Escherichia Coli bacteria!

Two Tommes de Savoie, sold throughout Europe, are the subject of a recall. These products would be contaminated by E. Coli bacteria. TipsForWomens explains the procedure to follow.

The government site Rappel Conso alerted to the possible presence of Escherichia coli bacteria in two tomme cheeses. These were distributed throughout Europe and are currently the subject of a recall.

Information concerning Tommes de Savoie

Both products in question have the following information on the label:

TOMME DE SAVOIE FARM MONOPRIX GOURMET

  • Product category: Food
  • Product subcategory: Milk and dairy products
  • Brand: Monoprix Gourmet
  • Model or reference: TOMME DE SAVOIE FERMIERE MONOPRIX GOURMET
  • GTIN : 3350030176648
  • Lot : 40031023
  • Minimum durability dates: 12/24/2023, 12/25/2023 and 12/28/2023
  • Packaging: 1.5 kg wheel
  • Start/end date of marketing: from 10/30/2023 to 11/28/2023
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 74.211.060 CE
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: Monoprix
  • Additional information to identify the product: Product sold by the cut

TOMME DE SAVOIE FARM IGP

  • Product category: Food
  • Product subcategory: Milk and dairy products
  • Brand: Conus
  • Model or reference: Tomme de Savoir Fermière IGP
  • GTIN : 3389190132232
  • Lot : 40031023
  • Minimum durability dates: 12/19/2023, 12/20/2023 and 12/22/2023
  • Packaging: Whole 4 pieces per carton
  • Start/end date of marketing: from 10/30/2023 to 11/02/2023
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 74.211.060 CE
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: Carrefour (CSD Alby sur Chéran) and wholesalers

Procedure to follow if you own one of these products

Farm-raised Tommes de Savoie have been recalled because they contain the bacteria Escherichia Coli. According to the recommendations of the government site Rappel Conso: “You must be vigilant and not consume these products because this bacteria can cause diarrhea, sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and vomiting, accompanied or not by fever. These symptoms can be followed (in 5 to 8% of cases) by severe renal complications, mainly in children.“.

Therefore, people who have consumed one of the contaminated cheeses, and who present this type of symptoms, are invited to quickly consult their doctor, notifying them of this consumption, as well as the place and date of purchase. If there are no symptoms within 10 days after consuming one of the products concerned, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor.

According to health authorities, it is recommended, as a precaution, not to let young children, particularly those under 5 years old, consume products (including cheese) made from raw milk. It is advisable to favor 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. Consumers are therefore invited to no longer consume these products and to return them to the point of sale with the possibility of a refund.

For the Monoprix Gourmet Tomme de Savoir, the end of the recall procedure is set for January 11, 2024, and the contact number is as follows: 08.00.08.40.00.

The end date of the Tomme de Savoie PGI recall procedure is set for December 22, 2023 and the contact number is: 06.86.57.19.10.