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Update 1 : Cahill’s Farm Cheese recalls several cheese products because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Last updated: 27 July 2021
Last updated: 27 July 2021

Cahill’s Farm Cheese is recalling a number of cheese products because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. The product recall information notice, (PRIN) has been updated to include additional products and batches and replaces the original PRIN.

Product details

Cahill's Original Irish Porter Cheddar
Product code CH1139, 490832, and CH1458
Pack size All pack types and sizes
Cahill’s Irish Whiskey Cheese
Product code CH1142 and CH1459
Pack size All pack types and sizes
Cahill’s Ardagh Wine Cheese
Product code CH1140 and CH1460
Pack size All pack types and sizes

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product listed above.

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

Cahill’s Farm Cheese 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 product. Please see the attached notice.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-43-2021-update-1