By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Since November 2019, Public Health France reports investigating 13 cases of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Dublin (S. Dublin) reported by the National Reference Center (CNR) of Salmonella (Institut Pasteur) due to the fact that the strains belong to the same genomic cluster.


The outbreak has been linked to the consumption of raw milk Morbier (cheese), purchased from different brands, health officials note.

The cases are spread over 7 regions of the country. Three cases died, though its not clear if the salmonellosis attributed to the deaths.

The analysis by the Directorate General of Food (DGAL) of cheese purchases from case loyalty cards made it possible to identify that the Morbiers bought by the cases came from the same supplier.

Investigations with this producer are underway by the DDPP in conjunction with the DGAL in order to identify the causes of this contamination and take the necessary corrective measures.

Following the results of the investigations, SA PERRIN (FR 25-155-001 CE), in conjunction with the health authorities, proceeded on 07/02/2020 to withdraw from sale and recall the following raw milk morbiers:

  • Whole wheels of lots: n ° 23240923 (DLUO 10/02), 23240924 (DLUO 01/02), 23271122, 23271123, 23271124, 23271125, 23271126 and 23271127 (DLUO as of 05/03 and 30/03)
  • Cutting batch: n ° 13 (DLC to 12/02)

These products are marketed in the traditional and self-service departments of supermarkets and hypermarkets (GMS) throughout France and can be identified by the approval number (FR 25-155-001 CE) affixed to the cheese or the packaging.

The health authorities recommend that people who still hold the products concerned not consume them and bring them back to the point of sale where they were purchased.