Escherichia Coli: goat cheese recall

Escherichia Coli: goat cheese recall

Ashy Parthenay goat cheese sold throughout Europe has been recalled due to the presence of Escherichia coli bacteria. Details of the affected products.

If you were craving cheese, first check where your goat cheese comes from before enjoying it. Tuesday January 23, goat cheese – Parthenay Cendré sold throughout Europe was recalled. This is suspected of being contaminated by the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli).

What product is this?

The goat cheese affected by the recall has the following information:

  • Food / Milk and dairy products Goat cheese – Parthenay ash
  • Brand: Fromagerie Blanc
  • Model or reference: Goat cheese – Parthenay ash
    • • Lot lot n°: 353 Date of minimum durability 02/16/2024
  • Marketing date: 12/26/2023
  • End of marketing date: 01/08/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 79-202-024 CE
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe

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The risks of contamination by E. coli

The government website recalls that “Escherichia coli can cause, in the week following their consumption, diarrhea, sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and vomiting, accompanied or not by fever. Moreover, “In 5 to 8% of cases, these symptoms can be followed by severe kidney complications, mainly in children.”

Therefore, individuals who have consumed goat cheese and who present this type of symptoms “are invited to consult their doctor without delay, notifying him of this consumption as well as the place and date of purchase.

Furthermore, if you do not notice symptoms within 10 days of consuming the goat cheese in question, the authorities add “there is no point in worrying and consulting a doctor.”

They also specify that “as a precaution for more sensitive populations such as children, the elderly or immunocompromised, pregnant women, the consumption of raw milk and raw milk products should be avoided. You should prefer cooked pressed cheeses (such as Emmental, Comté, etc.), processed spreadable cheeses and pasteurized milk cheeses.”

Also, it is recommended to destroy the goat cheese in question.