Two lots of salad, specifically arugula, are subject to a product recall. In question, the presence of a bacterium: listeria.
Marketed from 08/01/2023 to 08/09/2023, arugula in 125g sachets has been removed from the shelves of many Auchan supermarkets across Europe. Listeria – a bacterium that causes listeriosis – has been detected in these products. For your health, it is advisable to no longer consume them.
Rocket recalled: which batches are contaminated?
The government site Rappel Conso has issued a product recall for Auchan brand arugula. Here is the important information to know about the offending batches:
- Product Category: Food;
- Product Subcategory: Fruits and Vegetables;
- Product Brand Name: Auchan;
- Model names or references: Roquette Auchan 125g;
- Identification of products:
- Marketing start/end date: From 08/01/2023 to 08/09/2023;
- Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator;
- Geographical area of sale: entire Europe;
- Distributors: Auchan.
Arugula – Auchan
Risks: Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)
Motif : Listéria monocytogeneshttps://t.co/81vvAdTKfq pic.twitter.com/gfbt7gvvat
— Consum Reminder (@Consum Reminder) August 21, 2023
Fever, headaches, body aches…
If you have one of these batches of arugula, the government site Rappel Conso strongly recommends that you do not consume it. You can return the product to your point of sale. You will then be offered a refund.
Moreover, if you have eaten this salad and symptoms appear (fever, body aches, headaches), it is strongly advised to consult your doctor without delay. As the Rappel Conso site reminds us, “Listeriosis is a disease that can be serious”. Hence the importance of consulting a health professional. The incubation period for listeriosis can be up to eight weeks.
As for pregnant women, they must be particularly vigilant. Severe forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage may occur. Immunocompromised people as well as the elderly should be equally attentive to the symptoms of a listeria infection.
For all requests for additional information, you can contact this number: 03 59 30 59 30.