Fromagerie Alpine recalls Saint Félicien and Saint Marcellin raw cow’s milk cheese because of possible contamination with E. coli

1 May 2019

Fromagerie Alpine is recalling Saint Félicien and Saint Marcellin raw cow’s milk cheese because the products might contain E. coli. The products are sold by Tesco and Harrods.

Product details

Tesco Finest Saint Félicien du Dauphiné Cheese

Pack size 180g
Lot number All lot numbers from 032 to 116
Use by All date codes

Xavier David, Saint Marcellin PGI (sold by Harrods)

Pack size 80g
Lot number All lot numbers from 032 to 116
Use by All date codes between 8 March 2019 and 16 June 2019

No other Fromagerie Alpine products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The possible presence of E. coli in the products is listed above.

The products listed above might be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC).

Symptoms caused by this organism include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal.

Action taken by the company

Fromagerie Alpine is recalling the above products. 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 products. Please see the notice linked below.

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.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-18-2019