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Salmonella: more than 500,000 eggs recalled for risk of contamination


The eggs have been sold in the Atac, Auchan, Carrefour, Système U, Intermarché or E.Leclerc stores in recent weeks.

Consumers of eggs, who have been very numerous during confinement trying out new recipes at home, will have to verify the source and lot number of their purchases in the past few weeks. In fact, according to the site, 60 million consumers, 535,300 eggs sold by the Atac, Auchan, Carrefour, Système U, Intermarché or E.Leclerc brands have been recalled because of the risk of contamination by salmonella, a bacteria that can cause intestinal disorders.

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" Several batches on the market are recalled because they are contaminated with salmonella," specifies 60 million consumers. These eggs were, for the most part, supplied by Matines under the brands Matines, Eco +, Netto, Top Budget, as well as under neutral brands (no brand appears on the box then). The site asks consumers to be " vigilant " about the lot number they bought.

These are medium-sized eggs. Their recommended consumption date (DCR) is between April 26 and May 14, 2020. The lot number on the egg is 3FRMDB08. Another batch of large eggs is lot number 3FRMDB678 and its maximum durability date is April 27 to May 18, 2020.

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" If the eggs you have purchased are affected, do not consume them and bring them back to your store for reimbursement, " said the association.

Favorable context

This warning comes against a backdrop of very high growth in the sector, since the National Committee for the Promotion of the Egg (CNPO) announced on May 4, a 44% jump in sales in one month compared to the same period in 2019. . "so it is 185 million more eggs than the French industry has made available to consumers in a month! " Calculated the CNPO.

Source: lefigaro

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