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Supermarket fresh fish recalled across France over listeria fears

It involves haddock and herring sold at in-store fresh fish counters

The fish was sold at in-store fishmongers across France Pic: RossHelen / Shutterstock

A recall of herring and haddock products in France has been launched over concerns that eating the fish could lead to listeria food poisoning. 

The smoked herring and haddock fillets subject to the recall were sold in supermarkets including Franprix, Super U, and Carrefour. 

The herring was sold without a brand, wrapped in plastic in the fresh fish section, between January 23 and February 4.

The haddock was sold in the same section but under the ‘Mon p'tit poissonnier’ brand. It was also sold in other supermarkets including Intermarché, E.Leclerc, and some smaller stores. No sale dates have been given. 

The haddock had the GTIN code 2298106000002, and included five different lots: 

  • Lot number: 2095022, use by date: 28/01/2024

  • Lot number: 2095409, use by date: 29/01/2024

  • Lot number: 2097565, use by date: 03/02/2024

  • Lot number: 2097791, use by date: 04/02/2024

  • Lot number: 2098342, use by date: 05/02/2024

For the herring, the GTIN code was 2298105000003, and it was sold in three lots: 

  • Lot number: 2097332 use by date: 04/02/2024

  • Lot number: 2097792 use by date: 04/02/2024

  • Lot number: 2098344 use by date: 04/02/2024

All products can be taken to the place of purchase for a recall before February 19. 

You can find out full information about the products on the official RappelConso recall pages here (for the herring) and here (for the haddock). 

Food poisoning fears 

The products are being recalled due to fears over the presence of listeria, a bacteria that can cause listeriosis food poisoning. 

Listeriosis is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, elderly people and the immuno-compromised, and is the second-biggest cause of food poisoning related deaths in France.

The effects of listeria food poisoning can appear as late as eight weeks after consuming an infected product, and can include headaches, fever, and body aches. 

Anyone who has consumed the fish listed and is experiencing such symptoms should immediately contact their GP or another doctor. 

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