Food Standards Agency
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Update on Loch Arthur Creamery cheese recall
Further batches of Loch Arthur Creamery cheese are being recalled because of confirmation that they contain high levels of Listeria monocytogenes. The Food Standards Agency is issuing an updated Product Recall Information Notice.
Loch Arthur Creamery is recalling production date codes of 7 January 2013 and 9 January 2013, following sampling by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Listeria monocytogenes is a food-poisoning bacteria.
Details of the product recalled
- Product name: Criffel
- Brand name: Loch Arthur Creamery
- Type of product: Full fat semi-soft unpasteurised cheese
- Production dates: 7 January 2013 and 9 January 2013
If you have bought the above product, please do not eat it. Instead, return to the store where you purchased it. 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.
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Listeria, or 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.