France -McDonald’s France finds Listeria in chicken salad; supplier recalls dill

Food Safety News france

McDonald’s has revealed it detected Listeria in a chicken salad sold in restaurants throughout France.

The fast food giant said an internal control found the pathogen in one lot of chicken Caesar salad sold from July 9 to 14. It was removed from sale July 15. Florette Food Services (FFS), which is part of the Florette company, supplied the product to McDonald’s.

McDonald’s has around 1,400 restaurants in France and informed clients of those affected on its website and by putting up posters in outlets. No illnesses linked to the product have been reported.

Other analyses throughout the chain, on the lot concerned, during the day and the month of production have been given the all clear.

In the United States, McDonald’s is one of potentially several other companies that sold Fresh Express salad mix contaminated with Cyclospora, resulting in a multi-state outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed the parasite in salad from the Chiquita Brands LLC subsidiary Fresh Express.

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