Health authorities have reported cases of gastroenteritis related to
Coppa of the brand Di Vittorio (group Castelli France) contaminated with salmonella that gave rise to withdrawals of merchandise in Intermarché stores.
"Several outbreaks of collective food poisoning Salmonella were reported on July 8 to the health authorities," said Friday in a joint statement with the Ministries of Health and Agriculture.
Products removed on the shelf
Consumer complaints have led the quality department of the Intermarché brand to alert the authorities and proceed with the withdrawal of products at points of sale.
The link with the consumption of Coppa (Italian charcuterie) brand Di Vittorio Castelli France supplier has been confirmed by the Directorate General of Food, the Directorate General of Health and Public Health France, said the 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 freephone number available
"The shops of the Intermarché brand have proceeded since July 8 to the withdrawal of the distribution of suspect lots Coppa and information to consumers by placards in the selling places was released today. A toll-free number is available to consumers: 0 800 000 175 ", according to the text.
Health authorities recommend that people who still hold the products concerned not to consume them and to bring them back to the point of sale where they were purchased.
Food poisoning caused by salmonella causes gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, vomiting) of sudden onset often accompanied by fever and headache that usually occur 6 to 72 hours after consumption of contaminated products. People who have consumed these products and who have these symptoms are advised to consult their doctor about this consumption.