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Somerset Cheese Company recalls Pennard Red Goats Cheese because of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes

England specific
Last updated: 3 April 2023
Last updated: 3 April 2023

Somerset Cheese Company is recalling Pennard Red Goats Cheese because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in a batch of this product.

Product details

name: Pennard Red Goats Cheese
Pack size 2kg wheel and any cut pieces
Batch code 03/10/2022
Best before 28 April 2023

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the above product.

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Somerset Cheese Company is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed where the product was sold. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, contact the Somerset Cheese Company for a full refund. For further information contact the Somerset Cheese Company at 01749 860237 or email

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-09-2023