Product recall: these merguez are contaminated with salmonella

Product recall: these merguez are contaminated with salmonella

Several batches of merguez are the subject of a product recall due to contamination by a bacteria: salmonella. Quickly find out which batches are contaminated.

Marketed throughout Europe, batches of “Véritable Merguez” from Maison Milhau have been removed from the shelves. These recalls follow those concerning the same products earlier this month. For your health, it is strongly recommended to no longer consume these contaminated products.

Merguez incriminated

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

  • Model or reference: 300g, 600g trays and traditional shelf
    • GTIN 3289010001130 Lot 045401 – 045401 – 046401 Best before date between 02/23/2024 and 02/26/2024
    • GTIN 3289010001147 Lot 043401 – 046401 Best before date between 02/23/2024 and 02/26/2024
    • GTIN 3289012419315 Lot 043429 – 46419 – 043407 – 043414 – 044405 – 046412 – 046401 – 045406 Best before date between 02/26/2024 and 02/29/2024
  • Marketing date: 01/30/2024
  • End of marketing date: 02/16/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 81.124.012 CE
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: GMS

What should you do if you 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 a refund, until the recall procedure ends on March 15, 2024.