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Leclerc recalls cooked chicken across France due to listeria risk

The recall applies to roast, smoked and whole chickens sold under the brand Volandry, and applies nationwide

A supermarket with the E. Leclerc logo on top in Bordeaux, France

The recall applies to chicken under the brand Volandry, sold across E. Leclerc stores in France Pic: sylv1rob1 / Shutterstock

French supermarket giant E. Leclerc has recalled a brand of cooked roast chicken across all of its stores in France due to a risk of listeria contamination.

The voluntary recall, confirmed May 23 by consumer recall website RappelConso, applies to: 

  • Cooked, smoked chicken from the brand Volandry

  • Sold in E. Leclerc supermarkets nationwide

  • Sold from May 13 to 19 2022

  • Lot 2 860050 (followed by 6 digits)

  • Sell-by date June 8, 2022

Consumers are advised not to eat the product, and either to dispose of it, bring it back to the original point of sale for a refund, or contact customer service.

It said that if anyone has already eaten the product who within the following eight weeks suffers “from fever, with or without headaches and body aches, should consult a doctor and inform them that they recently ate the chicken”.

It added: “Listeriosis is a potentially serious disease with an incubation period of up to eight weeks.

“Severe forms with neurological complications and maternal or foetal damage in pregnant women may also occur. Pregnant women, as well as immunocompromised and elderly people, should be particularly aware of these symptoms.”

It comes after recalls due to listeria risk were confirmed for cheese and chocolate in early May and April, and for smoked salmon in late February.

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