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
#RappelProduit— RappelConso (@RappelConso) May 20, 2022
POULET CUIT FUME - VOLANDRY
Risques : Listeria monocytogenes (agent responsable de la listériose)
Motif : Présence de Listeria monocytogeneshttps://t.co/3i03ukanoj pic.twitter.com/KxpOervrtU
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.