Listeria alert at McDonald’s. The fast food chain had to stop the sale of contaminated salads and calls its customers to be cautious everywhere in France.
Fast food giant McDonald’s announced on Wednesday 1st August, 2018 that it has stopped selling one of its flagship salads because of the presence of listeria .
This is the salad “Chicken Caesar” that is concerned and was sold from the 9th July to the 14th, 2018 It is no longer distributed since the 15th July, according to a statement from the US group .
The product concerned has been marketed in most fast-food chain and in 12 regions of France.
The following are concerned: the Grand-Est, Brittany, Ile-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Normandy, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, the Pays-de-la-Loire, the Center- Val-de-Loire, Occitania, New Aquitaine, Hauts-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
McDonald’s has published the list of all restaurants concerned on its website .
Attention to symptoms
The fast food chain invites its customers who consumed this salad on the indicated dates to contact its customer service on 0800 000 175.
They advise “as a precaution and only in case of fever, isolated or accompanied by headaches” to consult a doctor.
“Pregnant women need to pay special attention to these symptoms, as well as immuno-depressed people and the elderly. These symptoms may suggest listeriosis, which can be serious and has an incubation time of up to eight weeks.”
The famous yellow M brand is not the only one affected by listeria. In July, many large retailers had to recall contaminated frozen products .
The DGCCRF (Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) reports that 47 cases of listeriosis have been reported in various European countries (Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom), including nine deaths .
No case has been identified in France to date.