Poisoning: after Buitoni pizzas and Kinder chocolates, Lactalis recalls 24,000 cheeses

After the serious poisoning caused by Buitoni frozen pizzas and Kinder chocolates, the Lactalis group announces the recall of 24,000 cheeses in France.

Due to a risk of listeria, the Fromageries de Normandie of the Lactalis group began recalling many of their cheeses on Tuesday April 5, 2022. Two more days, the group is extending the range of products to be recalled, reports La Voix du Nord.

No less than 24,000 cheeses are concerned: Bries, coulommiers, camembert and small camemberts from the Normanville, Bon Normand, Pâquerettes, Graindorge and Traditions de Normandie brands. The Lactalis group informs in a press release that no infection has been identified for the moment.

Here are the identification numbers of products that should not be consumed: 010322LI8, 030322LI8, 070322LI8, 090322LI9, 110322LI4, 150322LI3, 170322LI1, and stamp FR 14.371.001 CE, according to Fromageries de Normandie.

A toll-free number has been made available: 0800 120 120

Buitoni pizzas: two dead and fifty infections

Product recalls that are a stain after the Buitoni frozen pizza scandal containing Escherichia coli bacteria (producing shiga-toxins) that claimed the lives of two children. The products were recalled on March 18, and in its latest report dated Tuesday April 6, Public Health France counted 50 confirmed infections in the country. More exactly 48 children, aged 1 to 17, and 2 adults.

Consumers of frozen pizzas presented symptoms between January 18 and March 14, 2022. They are dispersed in 11 regions of France: 11 in Hauts-de-France, 8 in New Aquitaine, 7 in Pays de la Loire , 6 in Brittany, 6 in Ile-de-France, 3 in Auvergne-Rgône-Alpes, 2 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 2 in the Grand-Est, 2 in PACA and 1 in the Center Val-de-Loire.

Of the infected children, 90% contracted haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and 10% presented with STEC gastroenteritis (Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli).

Thorough hygiene inspections have led to the temporary closure of the pizza production plant in Hauts-de-France in Caudry, by order of the prefect.

Twenty children poisoned by Kinder

Kinder is not outdone in this same period. Since Monday April 5, several batches of chocolate products have been recalled due to cases of salmonellosis detected in children in France.

21 cases have been identified, according to Public Health France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (3 cases), Ile-de-France (3 cases), Normandy (2 cases), Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (2 cases), New-Aquitaine (2 cases), Brittany (2 cases), Grand-Est (2 cases), Hauts-De-France (2 cases), Corsica (1 case), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (1 case) and Occitanie ( 1 case).

11 little boys and 10 little girls, with a median age of 4 years, are intoxicated. Here are all the kinder products that are subject to a recall (Shokobons, Kinder Surprise….): rappel.conso.gouv.fr

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