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Corleggy Cheese recalls its Cavanbert and Drumlin raw milk cheeses due to Mycobacterium bovis

Northern Ireland
Last updated: 15 February 2019

Corleggy Cheese is recalling its Cavanbert and Drumlin raw cows’ milk cheeses because they were made from milk from a herd in which animals tested positive for Mycobacterium bovis. Mycobacterium bovis causes tuberculosis (TB) in cattle and consumption of contaminated dairy products can also cause human TB although such infections are rare.

Product details

Cavanbert Cheese
Pack size All pack sizes
Best before All best before dates up to 14/02/19
Drumlin Cheese
Pack size All pack sizes
Best before All best before dates up to 13/03/19

Risk statement

Mycobacterium bovis causes TB in cattle and consumption of raw dairy products contaminated with Mycobacterium bovis can potentially cause TB in humans although this is rare. The very young and people with weak immune systems are likely to be more vulnerable to infection.

Action taken by the company

Corleggy Cheese is recalling the above products from consumers. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. If you have consumed these cheeses and feel unwell you should consult a doctor.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-04-2019