Recall of goat cheese contaminated with Escherichia coli

Recall of goat cheese contaminated with Escherichia coli

Goat cheese sold by Casino is currently recalled throughout Europe. They would be contaminated by Escherichia coli.

If you were craving cheese, first check where your goat cheese comes from before enjoying it. On March 1, goat’s cheese – Plateau de crottin with raw Poitou goat’s milk – sold throughout Europe by Casino was recalled. This is suspected of being contaminated by the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli).

What product is this?

The goat cheese affected by the recall has the following information:

  • Food / Milk and dairy products Platter of crottin with raw Poitou goat’s milk
  • Brand: Sèvre et Belle
  • Model or reference: Freshly packaged raw milk 120g crottin
    • • GTIN 33199241023423 Lot 240451602 Minimum durability date 04/16/2024
  • Packaging: film-wrapped wooden tray
  • Marketing date: 02/29/2024
  • End of marketing date: 01/03/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark: FR 79.061.001 CE
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: CASINO

The risks of contamination by E. coli

This recall is motivated by the presence of Escherichia coli O103:H2 in these products. The government website recalls that “Escherichia coli can cause, in the week following their consumption, diarrhea, sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and vomiting, accompanied or not by fever. Moreover, “In 5 to 8% of cases, these symptoms can be followed by severe kidney complications, mainly in children.”

Therefore, individuals who have consumed goat cheese and who present this type of symptoms “are invited to consult their doctor without delay, notifying him of this consumption as well as the place and date of purchase.

Furthermore, if you do not notice symptoms within 10 days of consuming the goat cheese in question, the authorities add “there is no point in worrying and consulting a doctor.”

They also specify that “as a precaution for more sensitive populations such as children, the elderly or immunocompromised, pregnant women, the consumption of raw milk and raw milk products should be avoided. You should prefer cooked pressed cheeses (such as Emmental, Comté, etc.), processed spreadable cheeses and pasteurized milk cheeses.”

Also, it is recommended to destroy the goat cheese in question or return it to the point of sale for reimbursement.

The end date of the procedure is March 18, 2024. A contact number has been set up: 05 49 32 89 09.