Beware if you bought moulds at Intermarché or Carrefour between May 28 and June 2: some of them are unfit for consumption, and the announcement of the association 60 million consumers. These are Italian mussels marketed by the Maredoc brand and sold in the following packaging:
- Intermarché: 10kg bags, lot 107292 (Health stamp: FR 34.108.530 CE),
- Carrefour: 1.4kg bags, lot 10732947 (Health stamp: FR 34.108.530 CE)
People who bought these mussels must destroy them or bring them back to the store for a refund, the association continues. In case, the so-called PSP toxin, Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. This causes headaches, nausea and vertigo, disruption of motor skills and speech inconsistency, with a risk of death by paralysis of the respiratory muscles. The first symptoms appear within 5 to 30 minutes after the consumption of contaminated shellfish. The toxin is not destroyed by cooking.