If you have purchased poultry mousse as the holidays approach, check your products carefully. One reference in particular is the subject of a recall, due to a risk of botulism.
If when preparing the groceries for your holiday meals, you opted for poultry mousse, make sure it is not this brand. In fact, Isladélice brand poultry mousse is the subject of a recall.
Poultry mousse sold throughout Europe
This poultry mousse marketed by the Isladélice brand was sold between November 24 and December 7. Points of sale throughout Europe are the Auchan, Aldi, Carrefour, Casino, Cora et Match, Intermarché, Leclerc, Lidl, Système U, Hmarket, Alphaprim brands, but also at certain retailers or wholesalers. The product, sold in a 160g tray, should be stored in the refrigerator.
Why is this foam subject to a recall?
On the Rappel Conso site sheet, it is indicated that the reason for the recall is “graying on the surface of part of our production“, which would be “linked to a non-compliant supplier ingredient“. It is also specified that in fact, “this situation does not exclude a risk of Clostridium botulinum”which is the causative agent of botulism.
What is botulism?
The Rappel Conso website also details the pathology: “Botulism is a rare disease which most often results from the consumption of contaminated food containing botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. This toxin develops in particular in canned goods or family-made or artisanal charcuterie products for which the sterilization process has not been mastered”.
If you have consumed this mousse, please note that “Symptoms usually appear 12 to 72 hours after ingesting contaminated food, but they can develop earlier or later (2 hours up to 10 days)” and “Botulinum poisoning is characterized by neurological signs: sensation of blurred vision, drooping eyelids, speech problems, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, muscle weakness. Digestive signs (constipation, vomiting, diarrhea) often accompany neurological signs..
If you still have this poultry mousse at home, do not consume it. You can destroy it or return it to the point of purchase for a refund. The recall process ends on January 10, 2024.