This Tuesday, May 24, an alert from Rappel Conso warns consumers about the contamination of “Thai noodles” sold in a catering stand in the Auchan Hypermarché Strasbourg. These prepared dishes were contaminated by the presence of the bacterium Escherichia coli.
What is the information to know about this product that you should not eat?
Sold between May 9 and May 12, 2022 in a catering stand at Auchan Hypermarché Strasbourg, these packaged “Thai noodles” are infected with the bacterium E. coli. As a result, consumers are no longer required to eat or use this dish.
They are also expected to report the product at the point of sale and / or contact him at 0388564141. In addition, In case of return of the dish, the buyer can be refunded as compensation.
It should be noted that the end date of the recall procedure is set for Friday, June 3, 2022. Pour information, the packaging date is marked on the label of the sachet given to the customer at the time of purchase.
E. coli: how can you get infected?
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is an anaerobic bacterium that is normal in the digestive tract of living lives and is healthy.. In most cases, this bacterium is safe for health. It even participates in the digestion of food that is ingested.
Technically, a person develops an E. coli infection by ingesting certain strains of E. coli bacteria. These bacteria move through your digestive tract and release harmful toxins on the same occasion. This toxin, called shiga-toxin, damages the lining of the small intestine. Then it is the growth of the growing infection that causes symptoms.
What are the symptoms of E. coli infection?
Symptoms of an E. coli infection may appear within a day of exposure to bacteria. But in general, it manifests itself three to four days after the exhibition. However, there are cases where it can take up to 10 days after it has been eaten or something chosen that contains bacteria before it develops symptoms.
The various symptoms of E. coli infection include:
- watery diarrhea, which can be severe with blood in the stool;
- dehydration due to diarrhea;
- fairly pronounced stomach cramps;
- a little fatigue;
- possible vomiting;
- and a mild fever of 38.5 ° C.
Who can be infected with E. coli?
Anyone coming in contact with a pathological source of E. coli can be infected by this bacterium. Nevertheless, the people most at risk are:
- the very young (newborns and children);
- less seniors;
- people traveling to certain countries at risk.
- and people with a weakened immune system (diabetics, pregnant women, people with cancer, etc.).
How is E. coli infection treated?
Fortunately, most E. coli infections go away on their own. A contaminated person should start to feel better around five to seven days after the onset of symptoms.
In addition, E. coli infection can be managed by drinking plenty of fluids to replace what has been lost due to diarrhea and / or vomiting. It is advisable to rest as much as possible.
However, if you have any other concerns about your symptoms (diarrhea for more than three days, high fever, fatigue…) or your specific risks based on your medical history, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.