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Listeria risk: Carrefour and Leclerc fish fillets recalled in France

The packs of smoked haddock may contain the listeria bacteria, which can be particularly harmful for pregnant women and immunosuppressed people

Smoked haddock fillets are being recalled to Carrefour and E. Leclerc stores over a potential listeria risk Pic: ydumortier / Shutterstock

Smoked haddock fillets are being recalled to E. Leclerc and Carrefour stores across France over the potential presence of the listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause serious illness among vulnerable groups. 

The product in question is a vacuum packed, 200g fillet of smoked haddock sold under the barcode 3284570002139 and batch number 133135. 

The health mark was FR 62.160.108 CE and the use-by date was April 23, 2022.  

The fish had been available in shops since April 2, so if you have bought some since then you should not eat it. Instead, customers are urged to throw the pack away or to bring it back to the shop for a refund. 

If you have already eaten the fish, take note of how you are feeling over the next few days, as the symptoms of listeriosis – the infection caused by the bacteria – can take up to eight weeks to begin.

If you develop a fever, headache and/or muscle aches, you should consult your doctor. 

Listeriosis is most likely to seriously affect pregnant women, elderly people and immunosuppressed patients. 

“Serious forms causing neurological complications and harm to the mother or foetus can sometimes occur among pregnant women,” the government recall information service RappelConso warns. 

You can find out more about the products concerned on the RappelConso website. The recall operation will end on June 18.

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