Most of us love a good soft cheese platter. But you will want to think twice about dishing up the deliciousness after a recent recall .
Dairy distributor Washed Rind has recalled six different cheeses, made in France and sold across Australia, after concerns of potential listeria.
The NSW Food Authority has confirmed the affected cheeses were sold at IGA Foodlands, Supa IGA and independent retailers. The recall affects New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
What products are affected by the Listeria cheese recall?
- Saint Simeon 200g, Plastic container, Best before 08-04-2018
- Brie de Nangis 1kg, Wrapped in cheese paper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018
- Le Vignelait Brillat Savarin 500g, Plastic container, Best before 8-04-2018
- Coulommiers Truffe 800g, Wrapped in cheese paper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018 and 22-04-2018
- Le Coulommiers 500g, Wrapped in cheese paper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018 and 22-04-2018
- Brie de Brie Pasteurise 2.8kg, Wrapped in cheese paper/plastic and set in ½ wooden box, Best before 08-04-2018 and 22-04-2018
Listeria soft cheese warning
The listeria cheese recall comes only weeks after a listeria outbreak in rockmelon, which has claimed the lives of six people so far, including a pregnant mother.
Listeriosis usually starts with flu-like symptoms and sometimes stomach upset. The symptoms can take a few days or up to six weeks to appear after eating contaminated produce. It is naturally found in the environment and rarely causes issues for those with a healthy immune system. But for pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems, it can be life threatening.
The NSW Health Authority urges people at risk to consult their local doctor as early as possible should symptoms appear.
What should consumers do?
If you have purchased one of the recalled cheeses, don’t eat it. Return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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