In recent months, many problems occur in the world of distribution! Whether it’s dangerous objects or unfit food, always be on your guard! This latest product recall concerns batches of cooked ham. Nevertheless, it seems that customers must exercise caution on a daily basis! We tell you everything about this case, and about all the products to be wary of!
During your shopping, keep an eye open and the right one!
For some time we have had to deal with many dangers during our most common purchases! When an item or product presents a hazard, the brand or sign must trigger a product recall.
If you are used to staying informed, you should know that this procedure happens very often this year. In the big brands, or at the discount pros, no store seems spared from this problem. Cora, Intermarché, E. Leclerc or even lidl and Aldi: no supermarket is immune. And not a week goes by without customers receiving an alert for a new product recall!
However, the risks vary depending on the context and the article concerned. Most of the time, a product is the subject of a product recall when it presents a danger. fragile people likechildren, pregnant women where the seniors remain the first concerned.
But it seems that the product recall affects all types of purchases. To allow you to see more clearly, we have made an inventory of the products concerned this summer. Etcand inventory is enough to send shivers down your spine, but this information is of great importance! It’s about your healthand that of your loved ones.
Dealing with a product recall: the routine in 2022
The first health case that made an impression this year? Undoubtedly the drama linked to Fresh’Up pizzas, sold by Buitoni. In all these prepared dishes have made more thanfifty victims due to E.coli bacteria. All the cases concerned children between 1 and 17 years old. Among them, two young consumers succumbed to the infection. A young lady12, also lost the use of his legs as a result of this intoxication.
In the case of this case, a product recall could have avoided the worst! However, an investigation revealed that Nestlé, which manages Buitoni, turned a blind eye for a long time!
Faced with the excitement aroused by this tragedy, brands are now showing caution to avoid scandal.
The Kinder affair during the Easter holidays
Moreover, the second product recall that marked the spring remains that of Kinder chocolates. In April 2022, in the middle of Easter, the beloved children’s brand had to withdraw its products from sale. The group Ferrero was therefore more reasonable than Nestlé, by launching the product recall at the beginning of April. In this particular season, the health of children has been more important than the turnover of this company.
This measure followed traces of salmonella, discoveries in the products. The majority of the brand’s references have therefore been subject toa massive product recall.
Customers were able to receive a refund and instructions for their safety. In addition, the Ferrero group took advantage of this period to disinfect its production sites. Faced with limitless profit, the industry has, this time, opted for caution.
Watch out for meats and charcuterie!
The latest product recall to date concerns batches of white ham, sold at Carrefour, Casino and Intermarché. In question ? The listeriawhich is suspected to be present in the product.
It is sliced ham, the Adrien Peyrolles brand. The batches concerned by the product recall bear the number 20422350116, as well as the GTIN code 3089739442005. And here is the health mark FR13 074 001CE.
This ham comes in a pack of two slices (180 g). The first batches hit the shelves on August 25, 2022 and the expiration date runs until September 22. The recall procedure will end on September 12.
To guide customers a helpline number has also been made available: 09 69 37 01 60.
In terms of risks, meat products must be subject tospecial vigilance. Indeed, dangerous bacteria can quickly develop there. Especially if the production phase poses hygiene problems. But the danger can also come from poor transport or storage conditions.
Product recall: fresh products subject to precautions
Thus, cold cuts or meat must hold your full attention.
This summer, several cult foods from barbecues have been the subject of a product recall. We can thus cite marinated chicken skewers (sold in the Oise). The store raised the alarm because they contained salmonella.
Earlier in the summer, this same bacterium had been detected in pork skewers of the “Grillo Party” brand.
But the contaminated meats, lately, have also taken the form of escalopes or minced steaks! A product recall can therefore affect many foods everyday, like bacon or sausage. Pay particular attention to appearance of your food.
Also keep in mind that many bacteria survive frost and heat. But to avoid any danger, you must learn to spot the signs of listeriosis or salmonellosis.
Product recall: recognizing poisoning
Despite the warnings, you may be unlucky enough to consume a contaminated product. In this case, watch for symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. Ditto for high fevers, which are a common sign in case of listeriosis or salmonellosis.
Also remember that some bacteria survive for several weeks in your body. The disease can therefore occur several days later than the contaminated meal. If in doubt, waste no time and go to the doctor !
Indeed, in fragile people, these bacteria can do great damage.
The diversity of foods concerned!
Beyond meats, cheeses may also contain traces of listeria. Dairy products, in general, can also give rise to a product recall.
Thereby, some yogurts sold by Carrefour were suspected of containing this bacterium.
Besides, cheeses (Saint-Nectaire type) were also the subject of a massive recall for the same reason!
Other products, however dry, can also cause you to run risks ! Thus, certain products such as tea or rusks have already been the subject of a product recall this summer.
Besides bacteria, the chemical components can also put individuals at risk. Thus, several batches of ice cream and ice creams were the subject of alerts this summer. Indeed, some substances cause health problems, beyond a certain amount. The risks range from simple allergy to cancer !
All foodstuffs can be affected, even bottled mineral water! For breads and flours, manufacturers can also launch a product recall in case of ergot contamination. It’s about a mold which can trigger serious symptoms.
Product recall: cosmetics and hygiene products
Due to bacteria or harmful substances for the organization, it happens that batches of treatments or soaps are withdrawn from sale. Thereby, Lidl has already had to launch a product recall for a range of sunscreen.
More recently, Biarritz laboratories had to alert their customers about a cleansing gel intended for infants.
Indeed, the danger does not only come from foodstuffs. All it takes is a flaw in production, or a hazardous composition for the consumer be in danger!
Toys and dangerous objects
Indeed, a product recall can also target everyday objects. Often, these are articles intended for younger people.
Thus, a game box on the theme of chemistry may contain substances too dangerous for a child. Toys containing small parts are also likely to be recalled product.
Other cases report too powerful “laser” objects, and being able to damage the retina of a user. In general, it should be understood that manufacturers try to anticipate risks. But it happens that certain dangers are not anticipated during the design phase.
If you have some toddlers at home, be sure to inspect their toys and avoid fragile items. Small parts (easy to swallow) should also be kept out of their reach!
Finally, to inform you about the hazards and procedures in progress, you can consult Rappel Conso! This government site aims to alert consumers. For each product recall, you will find a sheet with all the useful information. Of course, remaining constantly cautious can be difficult. However, caution remains the best way to avoid many tragedies in the domestic world ! Most of the time, a product recall is the subject of several articles in the media. Just check your fridges and cupboards, reduce the risk. In addition, a product recall generally entitles you to a compensation.
If the industry demonstrates its commitment to consumers, you must take care of your health and that of your loved ones. So don’t close your eyes to the alerts or the symptoms that you can.