Salmonella: batches of contaminated deli meats


The reminders are multiplying in the charcuterie department! In question ? Salmonella contamination. The risk should not be taken lightly: if poisoning due to salmonella do not generally present a major risk for healthy people, they can be much more serious in young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised subjects and the elderly.

Salmonella can cause food poisoning which can cause gastrointestinal disorders, abdominal pain, vomiting or even diarrhea and fever.

Recently, several brands deli meats have had to recall their products following contamination. We cite in particular Oriental Viandes, Maison Chapuis and De Beauvoorder. The batches have been marketed in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy Franche-Comté, Brittany, Grand-Est and Hauts-de-France regions.

Salmonella: what symptoms should alert?

Salmonella is a bacterium present in the stomach of vertebrate animals, but also in humans. It can be transmitted by ingesting meat contaminated with feces. It is mostly found in poultry, meat products, eggs and dairy productsindicates the Pasteur Institute.

The product must be cooked to be consumed: cooking food throughly (boiled eggs, pastries, poultry meat, etc.) at +65°C destroys these bacteria and prevents risks.

Meat or cold cuts contaminated with salmonellosis cause abdominal pain, fever or gastroenteritis, 6 to 72 hours after consumption of the food. The symptoms may be of greater concern in young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals and the elderly. If you observe these types of symptoms after consuming one of the recalled deli meats, the wisest thing to do is to consult your doctor directly. Discover in pictures the references concerned.

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