The investigation of reblochons contaminated with Escherichia coli 026 is progressing. Investigators identified two contaminated dairy farms.
The bacterium Escherichia Coli 026 has been found in two dairy farms that supply the company Chabert. It is from this that came out contaminated reblochons. Twelve children became sick after eating, one of them died but the cause of his death is not formally attributed to cheese.
28 farms supply the Chabert group, all are closely monitored. Both contaminated farms will undergo a thorough health audit.
HUS can be deadly
The bacterium is present in our digestive tract but also in that of certain animals such as cattle. Only certain strains are dangerous. Of the twelve convictions, one child was diagnosed with diarrhea, the others suffered from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). This syndrome occurs when the person is contaminated with a dangerous strain of E Coli. Red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), platelets (thrombocytopenia) and kidneys (acute renal failure) are affected, which may require blood transfusions and dialysis. HUS can be fatal in 3 to 5% of cases.
No raw milk for the most fragile
If no symptoms occur within ten days of consumption of the incrimin product, it means that you have not been contaminated with a dangerous strain. But avoid giving young children, pregnant women and immunocompromised people raw milk and raw milk cheeses.
Almost 340 tons of cheese recalled
Cheeses from the Chabert company have been recalled all over France but also in Germany and Spain. A new withdrawal was launched Friday, June 22 following the discovery of the bacteria in both farms. It concerns about 10 tons of cheese, in addition to the 329 tons already recalled. Two batches are concerned, first of all PDO Reblochon whole milk cheese with raw milk sold under the Campagne de France, Chabert "Le Cervens", Les Glières and Maison des gourmets brands, sold in the Système U, Casino, Carrefour and Cora brands. / Match, stamped FR 74. 303.050 EC with red casein pellet. The second batch concerned is composed of semi-cheeses AOP Reblochon dairy raw milk sold under brands Alpi, Auchan Mmm !, Chabert, Reflets de France, Flavor of our regions, Netto and Terrier, at the stores Aldi, Auchan, Carrefour, Casino , System U, Intermarché and Lidl, stamped FR 74.289.050 CE with red casein pellet. The Chabert company has made available to consumers a telephone number: 0800 94 52 35, reachable daily from 9am to 8pm.