Intermarché has withdrawn batches of coppa from its shelves due to suspicious salmonella contamination. It is important not to consume them
As of 8 July 2019, Intermarché stores have withdrawn the distribution of suspected Coppa lots. In the question: the presence of salmonella. Consumer information in retail stores was released on Friday, July 12, Health and Agriculture said in a statement.
The product concerned is sliced or whole Coppa marketed between May 17 and July 8, 2019 in the traditional department “store, throughout the national territory.”
A toll-free number is available to consumers: 0 800 000 175, specify the two ministries.
Do not consume them and bring them back to the point of sale
According to the authorities, if you bought this product, it “should not be consumed” and “report to the point of sale”.
“Food poisoning caused by salmonella causes gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhea, vomiting) of sudden onset often accompanied by fever and headache that usually occur 6 to 72 hours after consumption of contaminated products.”
Consumers are advised to be cautious about “young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised subjects and the elderly” in whom “these symptoms may be more pronounced”.
Those who “would have consumed these products and who would have these symptoms, are advised to consult their doctor by reporting this consumption,” according to the Ministry of Health. “In the absence of symptoms within 7 days after consuming the products concerned, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor,” the statement said.