Product recall: merguez cheese contaminated with salmonella

Product recall: merguez cheese contaminated with salmonella

Merguez sold throughout Europe by Metro Europe are the subject of a product recall due to salmonella contamination. Quickly discover contaminated batches.

Marketed throughout Europe, batches of merguez distributed by Metro have been removed from the shelves. For your health, it is strongly recommended to no longer consume these contaminated products.

References of the incriminated merguez

According to the government site Rappel Conso, a recall concerning merguez sold throughout Europe. Here is the information regarding defective batches:

  • Food / Meats MERGUEZ HALAL
  • Brand: Unbranded
  • Model or reference: 763800
    • • GTIN 3267417844239 Lot 970/241150036 Use-by date 05/19/2024
  • Packaging: Vacuum bag x 20
  • Marketing date: 04/25/2024
  • End of marketing date: 05/06/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 35.353.003 CE
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe Distributors: METRO FRANCE

recall of merguez

What should you do if you have or have consumed one of the contaminated batches of merguez?

Salmonellosis is caused by the Salmonella bacteria. It mainly causes gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, vomiting) often accompanied by fever and headaches. These symptoms generally occur 6 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated products.

“People who have consumed these products and who present these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor and report this consumption”specifies the site.

In the absence of symptoms within 7 days after consumption of the merguez concerned, “There is no need to worry and consult a doctor.”. If the product must be cooked before consumption: cooking the products (hard-boiled eggs, pastries, poultry meat, etc.) through the core at +65°C helps destroy these bacteria and prevent the consequences of such contamination.

The most fragile people must nevertheless be extra careful. The symptoms of the disease can in fact be increased tenfold in children, pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals and the elderly.

The product must not be consumed and can be returned to the point of sale for reimbursement, until the end date of the recall procedure, May 26, 2024. A contact number has been set up: .43