Switzerland – Public warning: Listeria monocytogenes in smoked herring and haddock fillets sold at Aligro


Bern, 02.03.2022 – Aligro has informed the Department of Consumer Affairs and Veterinary Affairs of the Canton of Vaud as well as the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (OSAV) that listeria have been detected in herring fillets and smoked haddock fillets. A health risk cannot be excluded. Aligro immediately removed the implicated items from its shelves and ordered a recall.

What risk do these products represent?

In people without immune deficiency, an infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes most often causes mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all. Immunocompromised people, on the other hand, can manifest a whole series of serious symptoms, the outcome of which can be fatal in certain circumstances. During pregnancy, a listeria infection can lead to miscarriage or cause sepsis or meningitis in the baby when it is born.

What products are affected?

Smoked haddock/haddock fillets 200 g

– Item number: 84627

– Producer: Fournier et Fils, France

– Use-by date: 5.3.2022

– Batch: 2204306

– Health stamp: FR 62 193 100 CE

Herring fillets/Heringfilet geräuchert 200 g

– Item number: 84628                

– Producer: Fournier et Fils

– Use-by date: 20.3.2022

– Batch: 2204507

– Health stamp: FR 62 193 100 CE

What should affected consumers do?

The OSAV recommends that the population not consume these products and eliminate them.

Address for sending questions

Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (FSVO)
Infodesk Tel. 058 463 30 33

Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (OSAV)
Media Service Tel. 058 463 78 98

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