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Recap: contaminated oysters and seafood recalled in France

Customers who bought the products at Carrefour, Leclerc, Intermarché or Super U should not eat them but take them back for a refund

Contaminated oysters are being recalled to supermarkets across France Pic: JIANG HONGYAN / Shutterstock

Oysters are being recalled to supermarkets across France after it was discovered that they were contaminated with listeria and norovirus. The oysters were sold a week ago but in case people have any still we are sharing this information.

Carrefour, Listeria, Intermarché and Super U are all involved in the recalls, which concern: 

  • Huîtres de Bouzigues sold in Carrefour, Leclerc and Super U between December 16 and December 29, including Huîtres spéciale Bouzigues, Huîtres fines Bouzigues and Huîtres spéciale premium from the ‘La belle occitanie de Bouzigues’ label 

  • Huîtres de Bouzigues sold in Intermarché stores across France between December 15 and December 27. The product is called Huîtres ‘bz’ from the Gaec Mistral brand. 

  • Huîtres de Bouzigues sold in U stores in the south of France. The product is called Huître creuse and the batch numbers are 125626, 125693, 125699, 125768 and 125865. 

  • Oysters, mussels and clams sold on December 15 in fishmongers and supermarkets, coming from the Étang de Thau 

People having consumed any of these products and who then present symptoms of gastroenteritis – such as vomiting, diarrhoea and/or a fever – are encouraged to consult their doctor, explaining that they have eaten contaminated food.

Immunosuppressed people should be particularly attentive to these symptoms, which can begin to occur between six and 48 hours after consumption. 

People having bought the products should take them back to the shop for a refund and not  eat them.

You can find out more about the different recalls on the government alert website Rappel Conso. 

Contamination in the Étang de Thau 

Distributors were banned by the Hérault authorities from selling mussels, oysters and clams coming from the Étang de Thau after it was discovered that they were contaminated with norovirus.

The seafood was contaminated on December 15. 

The ban will be lifted once health safety conditions are met, they say. 

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