E. coli bacteria: a contaminated batch of Chavignol crottins is recalled

Les Laiteries Hubert Triballat (LHT) announced Tuesday, March 26, the recall of a batch of Chavignol dung marketed in supermarkets after discovering the presence of E. coli bacteria in cheeses.

E. coli, the return. The bacteria was identified in Chavignol dung made by Les Laiteries Hubert Triballat (LHT) and marketed in supermarkets, announced Tuesday, March 26 the company, which was obviously eager to recall a lot. Between February 21 and March 26, "the cheeses were marketed throughout the national territory in different brands", as under the brands Casino, Franprix and "Our regions have talent" (E. Leclerc), said the producer .

The recalled lot is L 033 09, and the sanitary stamp FR 18.194.050 CE, specifies LHT. Consumers who have purchased these products are encouraged to bring them back to the point of sale or to destroy them. "At the date of publication of this release, no case of patient related to the consumption of the recalled batch has been reported," however assured the company.

Escherichia Coli (E. coli) is a bacterium present in 80% of our digestive tract as well as that of some animals such as cattle. While the majority of E. coli strains are safe, some are pathogenic Escherichia coli O26 H11.

No cheese made from raw milk for fragile people

The latter can lead to sometimes bloody gastroenteritis and fever. Severe renal complications sometimes occur in young children. Pregnant women and immunocompromised people are also very fragile. This is why it is inappropriate for them to consume raw milk and cheeses made from raw milk.

In June, twelve children became ill after eating reblochons contaminated with E. coli. Of these, one had died without the cause of death being formally attributed to cheese. Because E. coli is unfortunately very common. Ten days ago, it was the Company Fromagère du Moulin de Carel, a subsidiary of the Lactalis group, which had to withdraw from sale 5,800 pie charts sold after the discovery of the bacteria.

As for Chavignol LHT Crottin, if you have consumed it and have any of the symptoms listed above, consult a doctor as soon as possible, thinking to talk about the cheese. If you have tasted the offending product but do not contract any symptoms within the next ten days, you need not worry, you have not been contaminated by a dangerous strain of E. coli.

For further information, the LHT customer service department is available on the toll-free number 0800 35 29 19 from 09H00 to 17H00.

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