Loch Arthur Creamery recalls batches of its own Criffel unpasteurised cheese due to high levels of Listeria monocytogenes

Last updated:
5 February 2014

Type: Recalled from customers

Ref: 01/2014


Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the above product following sampling by Dumfries & Galloway Council, and may pose a risk to health. 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.

Product identification

Product name: Criffel
Brand name: Loch Arthur Creamery
Type of product: Full fat semi-soft unpasteurised cheese
Production date: 11 November 2013, 15 November 2013

Action taken by the company

Loch Arthur Creamery is recalling production date codes 11/11/2013 and 15/11/2013. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores explaining the actions consumers can take if they have bought the affected product.

No other Loch Arthur Creamery products are known to be affected.

Advice to consumers

If you have purchased the above product, please do not consume it, but return to store of purchase.