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Old 22.02.2012, 17:58
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WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

Just read on the Migros website that they are recalling packs of cooked shrimps that have been contaminated with Listeria and which is especially dangerous to "pregnant women, newborns, adults with weakened immune systems, and the elderly".

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Old 22.02.2012, 18:17
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

At least they have the decency to inform clients about that.

I myself got a letter a couple of weeks ago regarding Listeria in Quorn (they could see in my Cumulus account that as a vegetarian I'd bought a huge quantity of it), so that I should in case I fell bad go see a doctor or bring the items back.

Problem is that I had unpacked them to put them in the freezer with other stuff from Coop and similar, so the only choice I have is to throw away 2 freezers of stuff or fry everything at high temperature in a pan.
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Old 22.02.2012, 18:23
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

Is this Zurich only or whole Switzerland?

I finished this pack in two days.
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Old 22.02.2012, 18:29
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I finished this pack in two days.
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Old 22.02.2012, 18:32
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

@Bucentaure: I am happy they wrote to you but I would've thought, under the Swiss equivalent of health and safety law(s) concerning food products, that was the very least they could and should do. I am not familiar with the law/s on this (assuming any exist) so don't quote me.

If you have not yet chucked all your food items away, why not contact Migros to see if they'd be willing to compensate you for the resultant financial loss? Worth a try in my book.

I don't watch much Swiss TV or any TV for that matter but would sincerely hope Migros are running adverts about the cooked shrimps recall. Ditto in the newspapers.
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

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Nothing, I eat no shrimp

In all seriousness, its two days later, you are evidently going strong, you will be fine.

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If you have not yet chucked all your food items away, why not contact Migros to see if they'd be willing to compensate you for the resultant financial loss? Worth a try in my book.

I don't watch much Swiss TV or any TV for that matter but would sincerely hope Migros are running adverts about the cooked shrimps recall. Ditto in the newspapers.
OK, but consider that Listeria is quite unlikely to become very dangerous (unless in pregnant women, weakend immunity ...),

so if you fry the items well, there shouldn't be any danger at all, since I am a guy not suffering from any desease.

And in the Quorn case they inform and throw out of their line also products where the deliverer only suspects there could be something in the production line also if they did not find anything in the product itself.


Btw: Thanks to you again I read again carefully their info on the website you've linked; as a matter of fact I did buy those products they decided to warn for, but not as many as I feared (the huge quantity I had put in the freezer was purchased long before their time lace).
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Old 22.02.2012, 19:00
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Is this Zurich only or whole Switzerland?

I finished this pack in two days.
@V__: I.m not sure on that. Have looked at the relevant webpage in both the French and Italian versions and only "Zurich" / "Zurigo" is listed in the top left corner of each page just above the picture of the shrimp packet. I'm no expert on the technicalities of webpages and websites etc but I'm wondering if it only shows Zurich in each case because I am located here or, is it the same for you, in Lausanne?

To be sure, I'd give them a call to find out. The contact details are listed towards the base of the webpages.

I also just checked on another forum for English speakers to see it had been reported there and it has. There the reporting member was also located in Lausanne and read about it on "le matin". If I recall right, that's a daily newspaper in the French side of Switzerland?

If you have had any feelings of unwellness since consuming them, a visit to the doctor might be in order just to be on the safe side.

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MIGROS... When you pretend to be perfect

Nobody is perfect, unfortunately many around pretend they are... others also not only pretend to be perfect but also claims to be "ethical and moral" saying that they don't sale cigarettes and alcohol, when they buy them under the table via "Pick and Pay" or nowadays Denner. (Same owner)

After having my 5 years old son, and others members of my family ill, (I brought my son to hospital 1 a.m.) finally the reason of this came by post (see letter attached).

The "perfect" guys from Migros sold poisoned shrimps, and on the letter are asking for bring them back (sure that I bought them to store!) or to go to the doctor instead...

I understand that human beings can make mistakes, my problem comes when you pretend to be perfect and also as national sport to point others failures
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

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@Bucentaure: I am happy they wrote to you but I would've thought, under the Swiss equivalent of health and safety law(s) concerning food products, that was the very least they could and should do. I am not familiar with the law/s on this (assuming any exist) so don't quote me.

If you have not yet chucked all your food items away, why not contact Migros to see if they'd be willing to compensate you for the resultant financial loss? Worth a try in my book.

I don't watch much Swiss TV or any TV for that matter but would sincerely hope Migros are running adverts about the cooked shrimps recall. Ditto in the newspapers.
I wont called this people "decent" they just are interested to look like... Listeria in Quorn, Listeria in shrimps... they care more on "look ethical and moral" like with the cigarettes and alcohol story or concentrated on attracting clients, by manipulating kids with those "toys" in suppository form or those useless stones with animals, than to focus on being professional and "Swiss quality"
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I wont called this people "decent" they just are interested to look like... Listeria in Quorn, Listeria in shrimps... they care more on "look ethical and moral" ...
Not exactly. The probability of Listeria in Quorn is low, actually the letter they sent to me sounds different (they are talking about the risk that there could be in that ones they sold in this and that period).

Anyway I think you're somehow overreacting; Listeria is not really dangerous (unless you are pregnant, so for the child) although I see that it is nasty getting sick.


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Shit happens also in Switzerland. If you fall for the clichés that in CH everything is perfect, it's not their fault.

Consider that mass food poisening deseases (e.g. from flowel) were all but rare in history (we're talking 1950ies); due to good control and storing systems and - yes - science and chemical industry this belongs to the past.

Btw, particularly regarding Listeria: it's far more likely to happen that you catch it from Bio products or worse, from the farm neighborhood, unwashed salad, raw milk and stuff like this, rather than from a supervised production line, but maybe you will never discover real causes.
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

Do you work for Migros?

Do you actually think that those "Toys" are just gifts in good faith meaning?

Do you actually think that those "Toys" are for free?

And yes, those things happens, but when a company pretends to be the standard of best "quality and moral" should be act in accordance with! there is something called quality labs, but the guys there might be more interested on the carnival... you know
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I haven't noticed the Migros pretending to be perfect. Swiss people usually do their best, and we ex-pats find loopholes because we have the wider experience.

The Migros are similar to a Coop, there are no rich families running the business like Walmart, Aldi, Sainsbury or Tesco: all Migros shoppers are the share holders.

Mr Migros, Gottlieb Duttweiler, started out with a van and decided not to sell alcohol or tobacco, that is now enshrined in their constitution, but they don't moralise about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migros

Migros was founded in 1925 in Zürich as a private enterprise by Gottlieb Duttweiler, who had the idea of selling just six basic foodstuffs at low prices to householders who, in those days, did not have ready access to markets of any kind. At first he sold only coffee, rice, sugar, noodles, coconut oil and soap from trucks that went from one village or hamlet to another. Later he and his drivers expanded their inventory and in 1926 Duttweiler built his first market, also in Zürich. His second store, in Ticino, presaged the future because it was founded as a cooperative. By 1941 the energetic entrepreneur had built a number of markets but in that year he basically gave the business to his customers by transforming everything from his privately owned enterprises into regional cooperatives, headed by the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FCM) (German: Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, MGB, French: La Fédération des Coopératives Migros, FCM).

PS: I am not a big Migros fan, I prefer Coop and Denner.
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Re: MIGROS... When you pretend to be perfect

Well, on the other side Migros is the owner of Denner so the can sale Alcohol and Tobacco, and time ago in the same place were something called "Pick and pay" for the same purpose when they didn't own Denner.

Its a kind of hipocrecy.... and of course money is money
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Re: WARNING: Migros Cooked Shrimps Recall (Listeria Contamination)

@gflorezv: Sorry to hear that your son and some other family members fell ill after eating the affected shrimps and I can understand your frustration and anger about this. I do hope they will get better soon.

Regarding your concerns voiced above over what you perceive to be the manipulative tactics and immoral practices Migros and other retailers engage in. In case you have not done so already, it might be an idea to give them direct feedback on your views.

It is to be hoped they would appreciate this because all constructive feedback, especially from those retailers should value most (we the customers) - positive or negative - is beneficial to all parties in the longer term.
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