Listeria in fish leads to recall in France

France-based food manufacturer has announced the withdrawal of
certain lines of its raw fish in oil because it is feared that it
may be contaminated with listeria.

France-based food manufacturer has announced the withdrawal of certain lines of its raw fish in oil because it is feared that it may be contaminated with listeria, according to a Reuters report.

"We are withdrawing the products sold under the Friamer, Carrefour-Friamer and Monoprix-Gourmet brands," Friamer stated in a press release.

The products are sold all over France. None were destined for exportation.

"Evidently some of the standard safety precautions were missed out, which is has led to certain products being contaminated with listeria,"​ the Friamer statement added.

"We therefore ask people who have bought those products not to consume them and to take them back to the outlet from which they were bought."

The company warned that, should contaminated products be consumed, symptoms might include fever and severe headache. Furthermore Friamer highlighted the fact that the incubation period could be as long as eight weeks.

Pregnant women, the old and people with compromised immune systems are reported to be most at risk.

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