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Recall alert: French supermarket cheese recalled due to listeria risk

The affected packs of brie, camembert or coulommiers cheese can be taken back for a refund. Anyone who has eaten the cheese should stay alert to symptoms

A close up of a camembert cheese

The cheeses, including camembert, have been recalled from supermarket shelves today, and consumers can take them back for a refund Pic: 1Roman Makedonsky / Shutterstock

Brie, camembert and coulommiers cheese have been recalled from major French supermarkets – including Auchan, Leclerc, Super U, and Carrefour – due to a potential risk of listeria.

The cheeses have been recalled from today (April 5).

Couloummiers

  • 380g packs from the brand Graindorge

  • Sold at Auchan, Leclerc, Casino, Carrefour, Super U and Intermarché

  • Sold between March 10 and April 4, 2022

  • Bar code: 3252950010012

  • Marque de salubrité (health mark) FR 14.371.001 CE

  • Lots (batches) 250222LI9 and 250222LI9

  • Use-by date: May 1 to May 10, 2022

Brie

  • 1kg packs from the brand Graindorge

  • Sold at Auchan, Leclerc, Casino, Cora and Super U

  • Sold between March 15 and April 4, 2022

  • Bar code: 3252950000877

  • Marque de salubrité: FR 14.371.001 CE

  • Lot (batch): 250222LI9

  • Use-by date: May 6, 2022

Camembert

  • From the brand Normanville

  • Sold at Auchan, Leclerc, Super U, Cora and Schiever

  • Sold between March 17 to April 4, 2022

  • Bar code: 3252950011002

  • Lot (batch): 250222LI9

  • Use-by date: May 6, 2022

The government recall site RappelConso.gouv.fr advises people to not consume the products, and to either throw them away or take them back to the point of sale. 

Refunds will be available until April 19.

For consumers who have already eaten the products, and who later suffer from body aches and pains or fever, should consult a doctor, it advises. The risk is especially high for vulnerable people and pregnant women.

It said: “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.”

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