Product recall: these smoked bacon from Carrefour could contain Salmonella and Listeria!

Product recall: these smoked bacon from Carrefour could contain Salmonella and Listeria!

A new deli product was recalled yesterday. These are smoked bacon from Carrefour which could be contaminated with Listeria or Salmonella. Here’s what to do if you have one.

Last week, the Carrefour brand already recalled its natural bacon. This time, it’s the turn of smoked bacon to be recalled by the brand, and for the same reasons. Indeed, smoked bacon could also contain bacteria such as salmonella or listeria monocytogenes. For your health, it is recommended not to consume them.

Smoked bacon: details of the product concerned

Sold at Carrefour, the smoked bacon affected by the recall has the following information on the label:

  • Product category: Food
  • Sub-category : Meats
  • Marque : CARREFOUR CLASSIC’
  • Model or reference: Smoked bacon -30% salt* and -50% Mat. GR* 150g (2x75g)
  • GTIN : 3560071420215
  • Lot : 311
  • Expiration date : 22/12/2023
  • Packaging: 150g (2x75g)
  • Start/end date of marketing: from 08/11/2023 to 01/12/2023
  • Storage temperature: Product to keep in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 42.175.001 CE
  • Geographical sales area: Whole Europe
  • Distributors: Carrefour
  • Additional information to identify the product: Ignore the timestamp.

What are the risks incurred by the consumer?

If these bacon bits have been recalled, it is because the bacteria present in the product could have serious consequences for the consumer.

In case of listeriosis, possible symptoms are fever, headache and body aches. Indeed, according to the government website Rappel Conso: “Serious forms with neurological complications and maternal or fetal damage in pregnant women can sometimes occur. Listeriosis is a disease that can be serious and has an incubation period of up to eight weeks.“.

For salmonellosis, the same symptoms can occur, generally 6 hours to 72 hours after consumption of contaminated products. However, you may also experience gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, vomiting) that appear suddenly.

Whatever the contamination, children, pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly must be particularly attentive to the symptoms. As soon as the first signs appear, you must consult your doctor and inform him of this consumption. If there are no symptoms within 7 days after consuming the affected bacon, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor.

It is also important to know that cooking bacon at +65°C destroys these bacteria and prevents the consequences of such contamination.

What should you do if you own this product?

Therefore, be sure to no longer consume these smoked bacon, return them to the point of sale or destroy them. You can also contact consumer service at 08.05.90.98.09, in order to be reimbursed or to benefit from additional information.

The number can be reached Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Non-premium rate call from a landline). The recall process ends on December 19, 2023.