Listeria alert! This bacteria, which can cause food poisoning, has been spotted in batches of gorgonzola cheese. The Italian Fresh Products Company (CIPF) Codipal has announced the withdrawal of several batches of gorgonzola sold in supermarkets, due to the presence of the listeria bacteria.

Which lots are affected?

The lots affected by this recall are the Gorgonzola pizza 1/8 of the brand “En Cuisine”, the Gorgonzola soft 1/8 of the brand “En Cuisine”, the Gorgonzola pizza 1/8 of the brand “Casa Azzurra” and the Gorgonzola mild 1 / 8 “Casa Azzurra” brand. The manufacturer code to be found on the products is IT 01 698 CE and the use-by dates for the batches concerned run from April 28, 2021 to June 21, 2021.

Where were the contaminated lots?

These lots were put up for sale in Leclerc and Carrefour brands, in supermarkets and medium-sized stores, in the cut-off section between March 9 and April 29. Contaminated batches were also marketed to certain out-of-home catering distributors, in particular Promocash stores, specifies the manufacturer.

Some of these products were marketed before the withdrawal measure. If you have purchased any of these products, it is recommended that you do not consume and destroy them, or get a refund for them.

If you have any doubts about a product in your possession, you can contact Codipal directly, which can be reached on 0800.941.342. Finally, if you have consumed one of these products and you have a fever and / or headache, consult your doctor, notifying him of this consumption in order to be taken care of quickly and to avoid any complications.

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What is listeria?

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause complications in the most vulnerable: young children, the elderly, patients with low immune defenses, pregnant women. The most common symptoms are fever, headache and sometimes digestive problems (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).

Neurological complications (meningitis, encephalitis) or sepsis can also occur in some cases. Finally, pregnant women are particularly at risk: listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, premature birth and increases the risk of neonatal infection. The incubation time for listeriosis can be up to eight weeks, requiring prolonged vigilance.