A cheese company has been forced to recall several of its products after routine tests detected traces of E.coli.
Udder Delights, an independent cheesemaker based in South Australia, announced it would be carrying out a voluntary recall on its Facebook page on Friday.
“It is with a very heavy heart that Udder Delights is doing its first voluntary recall since we began 20 years ago,” Chief Executive Sheree Sullivan said.
“Our internal routine microbial testing found low levels of E.coli in some of our white mould 200g cheeses.
“SA Health has no evidence that the form of E.coli present is dangerous but, regardless, the safety of our customers is number one and we have decided to voluntarily recall the products.”
The recall effected a number of the 200g White Mould Cheese, including its Adelaide Hills Brie, Adelaide Hills Camembert, Adelaide Hills Double Cream Brie, and Adelaide Hills Ash Brie.
The Cremeux Provincial Cheese Brie, Cremeux Provincial Cheese Camembert, Cremeux Provincial Cheese Double Brie, Divine Dairy Organic Brie, Divine Dairy Organic Double Cream Brie, Eureka Camembert, and Shale Point Double Cream Camembert were also recalled.
“We are banding together as a team to respond quickly and resolve the issue, and words cannot truly describe how sorry we are for the disruption we’re causing our customers,” Ms Sullivan said.
The products have the best before dates between January 29, 2020, and February 5, 2020, but the brand released batch codes as a more specific reference point.
The products have the following batch codes, the six numbers above the best before: 241001, 251002, 28101, 291002, 301001, 301002, 311001, 311002, 011102, 041101.
The company said the majority of stock had been isolated and contained, with a small amount of cheese remaining in the market place.
Customers should return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
Udder Delights is sold in Coles and independent retailers nationally.
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