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Urgent recall of cheese that may cause e.coli

16 September 2016

The Shared Regulatory Services team responsible for regulatory services across the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Bridgend County Borough, is urging consumers and businesses to be vigilant following a national recall of cheese supplies by Errington Cheese Ltd, Walston Braehead Farm, Carnwath, Lanark.

Officers from the service are today (Friday 16 September) making contact with businesses, particularly delicatessens and specialist cheese shops across the three local authority areas in an attempt to ensure the products are taken off sale.

The Food Standards Agency Scotland instigated the immediate recall of Errington Cheese products on 15 September following an E.Coli O157 outbreak.

A three-year-old girl passed away in Dunbartonshire earlier this month after being one of 20 confirmed cases of the outbreak linked to the company’s Dunsyre Blue cheese identified in July.

All Errington products - Dunsyre Blue, Dunsyre Baby, Lanark Blue, Lanark White, Maisie’s Kebbuck and Cora Linn - have now been recalled as both O157 and non-O157 strains of E. coli have been detected in different types of cheeses produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. This makes these products a potential risk to health.

All consumers who have purchased these products are advised not to consume them, and to return the products to where they purchased them.

Symptoms caused by both O157 and non-O157 E.coli can include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure. Given the potential severity of illness and the very low doses of this bacterium required to cause illness.

Councillor Gwyn John Vale of Glamorgan Cabinet member and Chair of Joint Committee for Shared Regulatory Service said “The immediate and swift actions of Local Authority Regulatory Teams in Wales is a testament our well run and effective service.”

If anyone has any queries please contact Shared Regulatory Services, Commercial Services team on Bridgend 01656 643643 Vale of Glamorgan 01446 709105 and Cardiff 02920871128.

 

Last Updated: 16/09/2016
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