Last updated on 8 February 2013
Loch Arthur Creamery recalls cheese due to listeria
Listeria monocytogenes, a food-poisoning bacteria, has been found in some batches of Loch Arthur Creamery cheese following sampling by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Loch Arthur Creamery is recalling all date codes up to and including to 11 February 2013 and the Food Standards Agency is issuing a Product Recall Information Notice.
Details of the product recalled
- Product name: Criffel
- Brand name: Loch Arthur Creamery
- Type of product: Full fat semi-soft unpasteurised cheese
- Production dates: 28 November 2012; 17 December 2012; 19 December 2012; 21 December 2012
Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores explaining the actions consumers can take if they have bought the affected product. If you have purchased the above product, please do not consume it but return to the store where you bought it.
No other Loch Arthur Creamery products are known to be affected.
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Listeria, or Listeria monocytogenes, can cause illness in certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, and anyone with reduced immunity, particularly the over-60s.