Escherichia Coli: massive recall of goat cheese

Escherichia Coli: massive recall of goat cheese

Goat cheese sold at a wholesaler in Rungis was recalled due to the presence of Escherichia coli bacteria. Details of the affected product.

If you were craving cheese, first check where your goat cheese comes from before enjoying it. Tuesday January 9, goat cheese sold in a creamery in Rungis 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:

  • Product category: Food
  • Sub-category : Milk and dairy products
  • Marque : Gors cheese factory
  • Model or reference: THE GOAT
  • Lot : EOM 314
  • Expiration date : 10/01/ 2024
  • Packaging: Box of 6 or 12
  • Start/end date of marketing: from 11/22/2023 to 11/30/2023
  • Storage temperature: Product to keep in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 79 174004 CE
  • Geographical sales area: Whole Europe
  • Distributors: Wholesaler in Rungis, Creamery grocery store

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. For any additional information, a contact number has been set up: