Smoked trout sold in supermarkets recalled across France

The fish could contain the harmful listeria bacteria and should not be eaten

Smoked trout is being recalled across all regions of France due to listeria contamination
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Several packets of smoked trout sold in major supermarkets across France have been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.

Products by the brand Maison Peneau began to be listed on the RappelConso site – a government platform for reporting dangerous product alerts and recalls.

The recalls began on Tuesday (October 3) and the items concerned include:

  • La truite fumée de mer au sel de l’île de Ré (100 g) :

Barcode number 3389400341942 and use-by date 30/10/2023.

  • La truite fumée de France (100 g) :

Barcode number 3389400343557 and use-by date 31/10/2023.

  • La truite fumée des Pyrénées au sel de l’île de Ré (100 g) :

Barcode number 3389400342321 and use-by date 31/10/2023.

  • La truite fumée des Pyrénées au sel de l’île de Ré (210 g) :

Barcode number 3389400343571 and use-by date 26/10/2023.

Major supermarkets affected

The affected products were sold in most major supermarkets, including Carrefour, Leclerc, Super U and Auchan, and across all regions of France.

You can find a list of all the products recalled on the RappelConso website’s fish section here.

Products can be returned to the point of purchase for a refund, although the deadline to do so can change depending on the product and supermarket in question.

Fears of listeria ingestion

All of the products have been recalled over fears of listeria bacteria in the products, which can cause listeriosis food poisoning.

Listeria is the second-highest cause of death from food poisoning in France.

Anyone who has consumed one of the products listed and suffers from symptoms including headaches, fever, vomiting, or muscle soreness should immediately contact a GP.

The effects of listeria food poisoning can appear as late as eight weeks after consuming an infected product.

It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, elderly people and the immuno-compromised.

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