Listeria: contaminated cheese recalled everywhere in Europe

Listeria: contaminated cheese recalled everywhere in France

Gorgonzola is currently the subject of a recall. It would contain a toxic bacteria, responsible for listeriosis.

Notice to cheese fans: gorgonzola sold throughout Europe should no longer be consumed. According to the Conso Rappel website, it could be contaminated by a dangerous bacteria: Listeria monocytogenes.

Information on the affected product

  • Milk and dairy products
  • Gorgonzola DOP
  • Brand: palzola
  • Lot 18D16423A
  • Use-by date 03/20/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: direct sales store
  • Reason for recall: Presence of Listeria monocytogenes
  • Risks incurred: Listeria monocytogenes (agent responsible for listeriosis).
  • What to do: Stop consuming, Stop using the product, Return the product to the point of sale.
  • Compensation terms: Reimbursement

Listeriosis, a disease that can be serious

This cheese has been recalled because it can cause listeriosis, a serious infection caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

The Consumer Reminder site therefore invites consumers to “who have consumed the products mentioned above and who present with fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches, and body aches, to consult their doctor and report this consumption“.

Moreover,”serious forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage in pregnant women can also sometimes occur“, the site further specifies.

Fragile individuals (pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly) must therefore be particularly attentive to these symptoms.

Listeriosis is a disease that can be serious and has an incubation period of up to eight weeks.